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Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 60

MANUSCRIPT: AC. Ink. Dated: Thursday Evening. Envelope addressed: Wm Austin Dickinson./Care of Joel Norcross./31 - Milk St./Boston/Mass. Postmarked: Amherst Ms Oct 31.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 97-99, in part; LL 168-169, in part; L (1931) 96-97, in part; Home 194-196, entire.

For Mrs. Mack, see Appendix 2. Jane B. Grout died, 27 October 1851, aged 19. A poem, "The Life Clock," translated from the German, was published in the Hampshire Gazette (4 August 1846) and in the Northampton Courier (14 July 1847). The first stanza reads:

There is a little mystic clock,
No human eye hath seen,
That beateth on and beateth on
From morning until e'en.

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