Correspondence

1979.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 10, 316–317.

[London]

Tuesday Mg [Postmark: 22 July 1845]

I will say, with your leave, Thursday—(—nor attempt to say anything else without your leave)–

The temptation of reading the “Essay” was more than I could bear: and a wonderful work it is every way—the other poems and their music—wonderful![1]

And you go out still—so continue better!

I cannot write this morning– I should say too much and have to be sorry and afraid—let me be safely yours ever, my own dear friend–

RB

I am but too proud of your praise—when will the blame come—at Malta?

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole St

Postmark: 3AN3 JY22 1845 E.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 33.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 132.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. See letter 1975, note 5.

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