letters from dickinson to bowles

To Samuel Bowles
From ED

about 1877

Dear friend.

You have the most triumphant Face out of Paradise - probably because you are there constantly, instead of ultimately -

Ourselves - we do inter - with sweet derision
The Channel of the Dust - who once achieves -
Invalidates the Balm of that Religion
That doubts - as fervently as it believes.


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