me ever so few lines and tell you 〈for me〉 you will never for ever be less kind to me than yesterday--. You dazzled me. There is nothing in the world so bright and delicate. When Brown came out with that seemingly true story again〈s〉t me last night, I felt it would be death to me if you had ever believed it--though against any one else I could muster up my obstinacy. Before I knew Brown could disprove it I was for the moment miserable. When shall we pass a day alone? I have had a thousand kisses, for which with my whole soul I thank love--but if you should deny me the thousand and first--'twould put me to the proof how great a misery I could live through. If you should ever carry your threat yesterday into execution--believe me 'tis not my pride, my vanity or any petty passion would torment me--really 'twould hurt my heart--I could not bear it. I have seen Mrs Dilke this morning; she says she will come with me any fine day.
Ah hertè mine!
Address: Miss Brawne ∣ Wentworth Place ∣ Hampstead--
Postmarks: COLLEGE ST and 13 OC 1819
25 College Street.
My dearest Girl,
This moment I have set myself to copy some verses out fair. I cannot proceed with any degree of content. I must write you a line or two and see if that will assist in dismissing you from my Mind for ever so short a time. Upon my Soul I can think of nothing else. The time is passed when I had power to advise and warn you against the unpromising morning of my Life. My love has made me selfish. I cannot exist without you. I am forgetful of every thing but____________________
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Publication information: Book title: The Letters of John Keats. Edition: 2nd Rev.. Contributors: Maurice Buxton Forman - Editor, John Keats - Author. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1935. Page number: 435.
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