Correspondence

2002.  EBB to RB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 35.

[London]

Sunday. [17 August 1845][1]

I am going to propose to you to give up tuesday, & to take your choice of two or three other days .. say friday, or saturday, or tomorrow .. monday. Mr Kenyon was here today & talked of leaving London on friday, & of visiting me again on ‘tuesday’ .. he said .. but that is an uncertainty, & it may be tuesday or wednesday or thursday. So I thought (wrong or right) that out of the three remaining days you would not mind choosing one. And if you do choose the Monday, there will be no need to write—nor time indeed—; but if the friday or saturday, I shall hear from you perhaps. Above all things remember, my dear friend, that I shall not expect you tomorrow, except as by a bare possibility. In great haste, signed & sealed this sunday evening by

EBB–

Address: Robert Browning Esqre / New Cross / Hatcham / Surrey.

Postmark: 10FN10 AU18 1845 A.

Docket, in RB’s hand: 42.

Publication: RB-EBB, pp. 160–161.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. Date provided by postmark.

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