Address: Miss Brawne.
My sweet love, I shall wait patiently till to-morrow before I see you, and in the mean time, if there is any need of such a thing, assure you by your Beauty, that whenever I have at any time written on a certain unpleasant subject, it has been with your welfare impress'd upon my mind. How hurt I should have been had you ever acceded to what is, notwithstanding, very reasonable! How much the more do I love you from the general result! In my present state of Health I feel too much separated from you and could almost speak to you in the words of Lorenzo's Ghost to Isabella
Your Beauty grows upon me and I feel
A greater love through all my essence steal.1
My greatest torment since I have known you has been the fear of you being a little inclined to the Cressid;2 but that suspicion I dismiss utterly and remain happy in the surety of your Love, which I assure you is as much a wonder to me as a delight. Send me the words 'Good night' to put under my pillow.
Address: Miss Keats ∣ Rd Abbey Esqre ∣ Pancras Lane ∣ Queen Street Cheapside
Postmarks: HAMPSTEAD and 11 FE 1820
My dear Fanny,
I am much the same as when I last wrote. I hope a little more verging towards improvement. Yesterday____________________