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Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 832

MANUSCRIPTS: There are three autograph copies of this poem, all written about 1864. That reproduced above is in packet 91 (Bingham 69d). Another copy in pencil is addressed "Austin -" and signed "Emily." (H B 19):

"Soto" - Explore Thyself -
Therein - Thyself shalt find
The "Undiscovered Continent" -
No Settler - had the Mind.

The third copy (Bingham 98-4A-13), also signed "Emily.", and evidently intended for or sent to an unknown recipient, is identical with the copy to Austin.

PUBLICATION: FF (1932), 245. The copy to Austin furnished the text.

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