letters from dickinson to bowles

To Mr. Samuel Bowles
From ED

early 1862

Dear Mr. Bowles.

I cant thank you any more - You are thoughtful so many times, you grieve me always - now. The old words are numb - and there a'nt any new ones - Brooks - are useless - in Freshet-time -

When you come to Amherst, please God it were Today - I will tell you about the picture - if I can, I will -

"Speech" - is a parank of Parliament -
"Tears" - a trick of the nerve -
But the Heart with the heaviest freight on -
Does'nt - always - move -


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