letters from dickinson to abigail cooper

about 1879

Dear friend.

It distressed us that you were pained -

Are you easier now?

You have sheltered our tears too often - that your's should fall unsolaced -

Give us half the Thorn - then it will tear you less - To divulge itself is Sorrow's Right - never - its presumption.


E. Dickinson.

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