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2058.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 116.

[London]

12. Wednesday [Postmark: 8 October 1845]

Well, dearest, at all events I get up with the assurance I shall see you, and go on till the fatal 11¼ a.m. believing in the same, and then, if after all there does come such a note as this with its instructions, why, first, it is such a note and such a gain, and next it makes a great day out of tomorrow that was to have been so little of a day, that is all– Only, only—I am suspicious, now, of a real loss to me in the end; for, putting “off” yesterday, I dared put off (on your part) Friday to Saturday .. while now .. what shall be said to that?

Dear Mr Kenyon to be the smiling inconscious obstacle to any pleasure of mine, if were merely pleasure!

But I want to catch our next post—to-morrow, then, excepting what is to be excepted!

Bless you, my dearest–

Your own RB

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole St.

Postmark: 3AN3 OC8 1845.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 61.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 226.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

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