poems sent from dickinson to austin dickinson

Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 1408

MANUSCRIPT: About 1877, in pencil (Bigham 99-11). It was sent to her brother Austin and is headed "Oliver -," a pet name for him that she had used since the early 1850's.

PUBLICATION: BM (1945), 216. The text is arranged as two quatrains.

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