MANUSCRIPTS: There are two. That reproduced above (Bingham) was written about 1862 on two pages of a folded sheet of stationery and sent probably to Samuel Bowles. At the end of the poem ED has written:
Here's - what I had to "tell you" -A second copy (H 361), signed "Emily." was sent to Sue. On the evidence of handwriting it was clearly written at a later date, perhaps as late as 1866. It is variant in line 7, and a further line is added after line 11.
Title divine, is mine.PUBLICATION: The copy to Sue is in LL (1924), 49-50; CP (1924), 176-177, and later collections. The text is arranged as twenty-one lines. In line 8, "You" is altered to "two."