2381.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 12, 357.


Monday. [Postmark: 25 May 1846]

Dear, dear love, your letter comes at half past three by a new Postman,—(very bewildered). You will perhaps have received my parcel and note—if not, such things are on the road. All in your note delights me entirely. As for my walking fast, that is exactly my use & wont .. I am famous for it,—as my father is for driving old lady-friends into illnesses, and then saying innocently, “I took care to walk very slowly”. When I have anything to occupy my mind, I all but run—but the pen can’t run, for this letter must go, and nothing said.

So, Ba, my Ba, goodbye till tomorrow from

Your own, own.


Address: Miss Barrett, / 50. Wimpole St

Postmark: 8NT8 MY25 1846 A.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 191.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 730.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.


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