2124. RB to EBB
As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 216.
Tuesday. [Postmark: 2 December 1845]
I was happy, so happy before! But I am happier and richer now—My love—no words could serve here, but there is life before us, and to the end of it the vibration now struck will extend– I will live and die with your beautiful ring, your beloved hair—comforting me, blessing me. 
Let me write to-morrow—when I think on all you have been and are to me, on the wonder of it and the deliciousness, it makes the paper words that come seem vainer than ever– To-morrow I will write.
May God bless you, my own, my precious,—
I am all your own RB
I have thought again, and believe it will be best to select the finger you intended .. as the alteration will be simpler, I find,—and <one is less liable to>  observation and comment.
Was not that Mr Kenyon last evening? And did he ask, or hear, or say anything?
Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole St
Postmark: PD 8NT DE2 1845 A.
Docket, in EBB’s hand: 80.
Publication: RB-EBB, pp. 300–301.
Manuscript: Wellesley College.
1. See letter 2119, note 4.
2. The bracketed words are written above “there are occasions of,” which RB has deleted.