Posted on 12/14/2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The more things change, the more they don’t.

Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, back before she was married, left London and her family to spend time in isolation by the sea, in hopes of recovering from an illness — and yearned desperately for some company.

A letter she sent a cousin during this lonely period of her life is headed to auction this week, reports the Guardian.

The auctioneer expects it to sell for £1,500 to £2,500 (about $2,000 to $3,300) when it goes up for bid this Thursday. 

You can see a page of Browning’s letter, written June 10, 1839, in the Guardian.

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