1979. RB to EBB
As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 10, 316–317.
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!
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–
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.