Correspondence

2045.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 101.

[London]

[Postmark: 27 September 1845]

Think for me, speak for me, my dearest, my own! You that are all great-heartedness and generosity, do that one more generous thing!

God bless you for RB

What can it be you ask of me?—“a boon”—once my answer to that had been the plain one—but now .. when I have better experience of—

No, now I have best experience of how you understand my interests,—that at last we both know what is my true good—so ask, ask! My own, now! for there it is! .. oh, do not fear I am “entangled”—my crown is loose on my head, not nailed there—my pearl lies in my hand .. I may return it to the sea, if I will!

What is it you ask of me, this first asking?

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole St

Postmark: 8NT8 SP27 1845 B.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 58.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 217.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

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