MANUSCRIPTS: There are two, both written about 1859. That reproduced above (Bingham), sent to an unidentified recipient, is signed "Emily." It is a variant of the copy in packet 7 (H 29a):
Heart not so heavy as mineThe variants in the revised copy are in lines 11, 14, 17-20. A third copy, now lost, was sent to Kate Anthon, whose trancription of it (H B 126) shows its text to have been identical with the revised version, except that it is arranged in quatrains, and in line 14 "a dusty" is rendered "the dusty." Kate first visited Sue in Amherst in March and again in August 1859. Her version is titled "Whistling under my window." The nature of the variants in the published text suggests that it may have derived from yet another version.
PUBLICATION: Poems (1891), 71-72. The text follows that of the packet copy with two exceptions:
18. Perhaps - tired] Weary, perhaps,