Correspondence

2236.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 12, 122.

[London]

[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–

RB

(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”.[)][1]

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).

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