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, [1] 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” [2] —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.


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