2018. RB to EBB
As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 57.
Tuesday Night– [2 September 1845] 
Before you leave London, I will answer your letter—all my attempts end in nothing now–
Dearest friend—I am yours ever
But meantime, you will tell me about yourself, will you not? The parcel came a few minutes after my note left. Well, I can thank you for that,—for the Poems,  —tho’ I cannot wear them round my neck—and for the too great trouble.
My heart’s friend! bless you–
Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole St
Postmark: 12NN12 SP3 1845 B.
Docket, in EBB’s hand: 49 [altered from “48”].
Publication: RB-EBB, pp. 180–181.
Manuscript: Wellesley College.
1. Date provided by postmark.
2. i.e., a copy of A Drama of Exile; see letter 2015, note 5.