MANUSCRIPT: These lines conclude a letter (Bingham), written on 17 October 1851, to her brother Austin. ED made no line division, and the text does not appear as verse. The line arrangement and capitalization of first letters in the lines are here arbitrarily established.
PUBLICATION: Letters (ed. 1894), 97; (ed. 1931), 95-96; also in LL (1924), 167. The letter is edited by Millicent Todd Bingham in Emily Dickinson's Home (New York, 1955).