2012.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 50–51.


[29 August 1845][1]

This sweet Autumn Evening, Friday, comes all golden into the room and makes me write to you—not think of you .. yet what shall I write?

It must be for another time, .. after Monday, when I am to see you, you know,—and hear if the headache be gone, since your note would not round to the perfection of kindness and comfort, and tell me so.

God bless my dearest friend.


I am much better .. well, indeed—thank you.

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole St

Postmark: 10FN10 AU30 1845 A.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 46.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 175.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. Date provided by postmark and RB’s reference to “Friday.”


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