Correspondence

2354.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 12, 317.

[London]

Monday 4 o’clock [Postmark: 11 May 1846][1]

Sweetest, I have this moment come from Town & Mrs Jameson .. the Marc Antonio Prints[2] 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

RB

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.

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