MANUSCRIPTS: The copy reproduced above is in packet 5 (H 22b), written about 1862. A variant of stanza 3, written about 1865, is in packet 88 (Bingham 51f), presented as a poem complete in itself:
Just to be RichA second copy of the same variant stanza (Bingham), signed "Emily.," was sent to an unidentified recipient; it seems likewise to have been written about 1865, and may have been sent to Bowles.
Just to be Rich -PUBLICATION: The three stanzas are in BM (1945), 160-161. All suggested changes are rejected. The variant stanza, arranged as a quatrain, is published in a footnote on page 161, following the comment: "A slightly different version of the final stanza was sent to Samuel Bowles."