not to be and my only hope for the concluding difficulties of my Picture lie〈s〉 in you--I leave this in case you are not at home. Do let me hear from you how you are, and when I shall get my bond ready for you, for that is the best way for me to do, at two years--
I am Dear Keats
Your affectionate Friend
Jany. 7th 1819. B. R. Haydon
No address or postmark.
My dear Haydon,
I have been out this morning, and did not therefore see your note till this minute, or I would have gone to town directly--it is now too late for to day. I will be in town early tomorrow, and trust I shall be able to lend you assistance noon or night. I was struck with the improvement in the architectural part of your Picture--and, now I think on it, I cannot help wond〈e〉ring you should have had it so poor, especially after the Soloman. Excuse this dry bones of a note: for though my pen may grow cold, I should be sorry my Life should freeze--
Your affectionate friend
Address: Miss Keats ∣ Rd Abbey's Esqre ∣ Walthamstow--
My dear Fanny,
I send this to Walthamstow for fear you should not be at Pancras Lane when I call tomorrow--before going into Hampshire for a few days--it will not be more I assure you--You may think how disappointed I am in not being able to see you more and spend more time with you than I do--but how can it be helped?
The thought is a continual vexation to me--and often hinders me from reading and composing--Write to me as often as you can--and believe me
Your affectionate Brother