Letter from Branwell Brontë to Joseph Bentley Leyland, c.1847 (BC MS 19c Brontë/02/01/15)
My Dear Sir,
I only enclose the
accompanying fragment, which is so soiled
that I would have transcribed it if I had
the heart to exert myself, in order to get
from you as to whether, when finished, it would
be worth sending to some respectable period
icallike Blackwood's Magazine.
I trust you got safely home from rough
Howarth and am,
Yours most sincerely,
The best Epitaph ever written; It is [...]
carved on a rude cross, in Spain,
over a murdered traveller; and simply means " Poor Fellow ! "
J.B.Leyland Esqre .