2354. RB to EBB
As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 12, 317.
Monday 4 o’clock [Postmark: 11 May 1846]
Sweetest, I have this moment come from Town & Mrs Jameson .. the Marc Antonio Prints kept us all the morning—and at last I said “there is a letter for me at home which I must go and answer” .. and now I cannot answer it—but I can love you and say so– God bless you, ever dearest– I have read your letter .. but only once– Now I shall begin my proper number of times–
Ever your very own
Address: Miss Barrett, / 50. Wimpole St / Cavendish Square.
Postmark: 8NT8 MY11 1846.
Docket, in EBB’s hand: 179.
Publication: RB-EBB, p. 694.
Manuscript: Wellesley College.
1. Underscored twice.
2. Marc Antonio Raimondi (fl. 1505–27), student of and collaborator with Raphael, was the first engraver to reproduce the works of other artists.