letters from dickinson to charles h. clark

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 872

MANUSCRIPT: AC. Pencil. Envelope addressed by Lavinia.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 363-364; L (1931) 352-353. According to Clark's notation, the letter was mailed 17 October 1883. The dating, 21 April 1884, in Letters, was due to a misreading of Clark's notations.

Though ED does not so intimate, the thoughts expressed are as much conjured by Gilbert's death as by that of Wadsworth, who died eighteen months earlier.

There is no stanza break in the poem.

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