July 22nd, 1859
To: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Pre-Raphealite Painter
I have not seen Tennyson’s new poems, — but I have smelt oh such sweet honeysuckle today, and you have only smelt the Thames.
Painting: Roman Window, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1874
Source: Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, J. A. V. Chapple, and Alan Shelston. Further letters of Mrs. Gaskell . Newly updated in pbk. ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press ;, 2003. Print.