MANUSCRIPTS: There are three. The copy reproduced above (Bingham 98-4A-25) was written about 1866 on the first and third pages of a sheet of notepaper. Identical in text is a second fair copy (Bingham 98-4A-24), written about the same time and signed "Emily." It has been folded as if enclosed in an envelope:
Just Once - Oh Least Request -Both fair copies are redactions of a semifinal draft in packet 19 (H 108d), written late in 1862:
Just Once! Oh Least Request!PUBLICATION: The copy to Bowles is in Letters (ed. 1894), 217; (ed. 1931), 205; also LL (1924), 256. The text if arranged without stanza division and is identical with that of the fair copies. The packet copy is reproduced in FP (1929), 202. The text is arranged as a ten-line stanza and both suggested changes are adopted.