2308. RB to Andrew Winter
As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 12, 240–241.
Easter Day. [12 April 1846]
What have you thought of me? Nothing ill; for you are a fellow craftsman and sympathize comme de droit. The plain truth is, your letter was so kind and so gratifying that, coming as it did, & finding me in a bewilderment of various occupations, I thought I would wait a little and do it justice if I could—then, wait a little longer and call—then, yet a little longer, and send this last number, which was getting ready: And now, here is the number,—and, with it, all the gratitude, kept duly hot—but the proper letter?––
Never mind proper letters, therefore,—but believe the sincerity with which I am now & ever, dear Winter,
I conclude Ward to be in Paris but do not know–
Publication: None traced.
Manuscript: Armstrong Browning Library.
1. Dated by RB’s reference to sending a copy of the last number of the Bells and Pomegranates series, published the following day.
2. “By right.”