2591.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 13, 350–351.


Tuesday Mg [Postmark: 8 September 1846]

Do you think your wishes, much less your blessings fall to the ground, my own Ba? Here is your letter, and here am I writing to you, “clothed and in my proper” [1] room. [2] My doctor bade me “get up and do as I pleased”—and the perfect pleasure is to say, I may indeed see you tomorrow, dearest dearest! Can you look as you look in this letter?– So entirely my own, and yet,—what should never be my own, by right .. such a treasure to one so little worthy!

I have only a few minutes to say this,—the dressing and talking having taken up the time– Tomorrow shall repay me! The lightness, slight uneasiness of the head, continues, tho’ the general health is much better, it seems.

Do you doubt I shall be well in Italy? But I must leave off. Bless you as you have blessed me, my best, dearest Ba, me who

am your very own RB

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50. Wimpole Street.

Postmark: 8NT8 SP8 1846 O.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 1056.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. Cf. Mark 5:15.

2. RB originally wrote “mind,” but altered it to “room.”


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