2236. RB to EBB
As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 12, 122.
[Postmark: 2 March 1846]
Dearest, I have been kept in Town and just return in time to say why you have no note .. tomorrow I will write .. so much there is to say on the subject of this letter I find–
Bless you, all beloved–
(Oh, do not sleep another night on that horrible error I have led you into.! The “Dulwich Gallery”?—!!!– Oh, no! Only some pictures to be sold at the Greyhound Inn, Dulwich—“the genuine property of a gentleman deceased”.[)]
Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole St
Postmark: 8NT8 MR2 1846 B.
Docket, in EBB’s hand: 127.
Publication: RB-EBB, p. 507.
Manuscript: Wellesley College.
1. The Greyhound Inn (now the Crown and Greyhound) was “the meeting place of the fashionable Dulwich Club to which Dickens was a frequent visitor” (The London Encyclopædia, ed. Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert, 1983, p. 244).