2123.  EBB to C. Bathurst Woodman

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 215–216.

50 Wimpole Street

December 1. 1845–

Miss Barrett presents her compliments to Dr C Bathurst Woodman [1] & encloses the autograph which he did her the honour of asking for. [2] Also she begs to apologize for not more immediately replying to his courteous letter–

Publication: None traced.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. We have been unable to identify this individual.

2. EBB enclosed stanza IV from “Human Life’s Mystery,” which first appeared in Poems (1850). She entitled the autograph: “A Stanza from a Lyric called ‘Life’”; see Reconstruction, D362.


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