2383.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 12, 362.


3½. p.m. Tuesday. [Postmark: 26 May 1846]

Dearest, your dearest of notes only arrived at 2 o’clock—and Carlyle has just been with me,—come on horseback for the express purpose of strolling about—so that I was forced, forced .. you see! He is gone again—and there is only time to tell you why no more is told—but to-morrow will supply all deficiency. Bless you, my dearest, best Ba. How I love you!

Your own—

Poor Capt Jones is dead,—you may see in the papers–[1]

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50. Wimpole St

Postmark: 8NT8 MY26 1846 A.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 192.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 735.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. As previously noted (letter 2353, note 3), the death of Kenyon’s friend on 24 May was reported in the newspapers, including The Times and The Morning Chronicle, for 26 May 1846.


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