2054. RB to EBB
As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 111.
Monday Mg [Postmark: 6 October 1845]
I should certainly think that the Duke of Palmella may be induced, and with no great difficulty, to give up a cabin under the circumstances—and then, the plan becomes really objection-proof, so far as mortal plans go: but now you must think all the boldlier about whatever difficulties remain, just because they are so much the fewer: it is cold already in the mornings and evenings—cold, and (this morng) foggy– I did not ask if you continue to go out from time to time .. I am sure you should .. you would so prepare yourself properly for the fatigue and change—yesterday it was very warm & fine in the afternoon, nor is this noontime so bad, if the requisite precautions are taken: and do make “journeys across the room”, and out of it, meanwhile, and stand when possible—get all the strength ready, now that so much is to be spent– Oh, if I were by you!
Thank you, thank you. I will devise titles– I quite see what you say, now you do say it. I am .. (this Monday morning the prescribed day for efforts & beginnings) .. looking over & correcting what you read—to press they shall go, and then the plays can follow gently, and then .. “Oh to be in Pisa. Now that E.B.B is there!”. And I shall be there! I am much better to-day, .. and my mother better and to-morrow I shall see you– So come good things together!
Dearest—till to[-]morrow and ever I am yours, wholly yours– May God bless you!
You do not ask me that “boon”—why is that?– Besides, I have my own real boons to ask too, as you will inevitably find, and I shall perhaps get heart by your example.
Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole Street.
Postmark: 3AN3 OC6 1845 B.
Docket, in EBB’s hand: 60.
Publication: RB-EBB, p. 223.
Manuscript: Wellesley College.
1. See preceding letter.
2. See the beginning of the fourth paragraph in letter 2044.