Correspondence

2468.  EBB to RB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 13, 129–130.

[London]

Tuesday morning, in haste. [Postmark: 7 July 1846]

Dearest, I am uncertain whether I can see you tomorrow. Tonight I will write again—you shall hear. You tell me to risk nothing .. which is what I feel. But I long, long to see you. You shall hear in the morning.

Read the note which Mr Kenyon sends me from Mr Forster. Very averse I feel, from applying, in the way prescribed, to Mr Serjeant Talfourd. Tell me what to do Robert .. my “famous in council”![1] Sick at heart, it all makes me. Am I to write to Mr Talfourd, do you think?

Oh, you would manage it for me—but to mix you up in it, will make a danger of a worse evil. May God bless you my own– I may see you tomorrow perhaps after all—it is a ‘perhaps’ though .. & I am surely

your Ba.

Address: Robert Browning Esqre / New Cross / Hatcham / Surrey.

Postmark: PD 6EV JY7 1846 A.

Docket, in RB’s hand: 218.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 854.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. This is RB’s definition of his name (see letter 2450, note 1).

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