Correspondence

2434.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 13, 81.

[London]

Wednesday [Postmark: 24 June 1846]

But, dearest love—I have just come in later than I expected[,] I am happy to say .. for your note only just arrives too, they say .. and I should have been frightened more than I need say. All blessings on you, Ba– —I have seen no paper,—but Countess Hahn-Hahn said across Carlyle’s table that poor H. had attempted to shoot himself and then chosen another method—too successful. Horrible indeed. —All to say now is, I shall be with you to-morrow,—my very own, dearest of all dear created things—my life and pride and joy—! Bless you!

RB

There is nothing in to-day’s “Times,” I find–

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50. Wimpole Street.

Postmark: 8NT8 JU24 1846 A.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 214 [altered from “213”].

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 814.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

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