2018.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 57.


Tuesday Night– [2 September 1845] [1]

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, [2] —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.


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