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. [1]

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> [2] 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.


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