MANUSCRIPT: missing. See note 3 in "Notes on the Present Text." All of the letter above the signature has been published; all below it is unpublished.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 57-60; L (1931) 50-52, in part, dated (presumably by ED): Sunday Evening.
Abiah Root was in Philadelphia from January to June 1852 (see the letter from Mrs. Strong to Mrs. Todd written in 1892 - AB 207). She had been visiting her cousins the Palmers in Amherst, and ED is complaining that Abiah did not pay her a goodbye visit. The letter closes with lines which attempt to recall Longfellow's "The Rainy Day" (see letter no. 36).