2468. EBB to RB
As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 13, 129–130.
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”! 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
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).