2170.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 11, 306.


Saturday. [Postmark: 10 January 1846]

This is no letter—love,—I make haste to tell you—to-morrow I will write: for here has a friend been calling and consuming my very destined time, and every minute seemed the last that was to be,—and an old, old friend he is, [1] beside—so—you must understand my defection, when only this scrap reaches you to-night!– Ah, love,—you are my unutterable blessing,—I discover you, more of you, day by day,—hour by hour, I do think;—I am entirely yours,—one gratitude, all my soul becomes when I see you over me as now. —God bless my dear, dearest


My “Act Fourth” is done [2] —but too roughly this time! I will tell you–

One kiss more, dearest!

Thanks for the Review– [3]

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole St.

Postmark: 8NT8 JA10 1846 B.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 96.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 377.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. Perhaps James Pritchard whom RB had mentioned seeing in letter 2109.

2. Of Luria. RB did not show Act IV to EBB, however, until his visit of 20 January.

3. The English Review which EBB had lent Kenyon (see letter 2164) and which RB still had not received by the time he wrote letter 2168.


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