MANUSCRIPTS: There are two, both written about 1864. That reproduced above is in packet 91 (Bingham 70a). The copy below (Bingham), in pencil and signed "Emily -," was sent to Samuel Bowles.
Nature, and God, I neither knewIt is variant in line 4. The reference to Herschel might be to either of the celebrated astronomers of that name: Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), who discovered the planet Uranus, or his son Sir John (1792-1871).
PUBLICATION: The text of the copy to Bowles is in Letters (ed. 1894), 213; (ed. 1931), 201; also LL (1924), 246.