letters from dickinson to catherine sweetser

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 746

MANUSCRIPT: Rosenbach 1170/18 (3). Pencil.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 408-409; L (1931) 399-400.

Charles Guiteau assassinated President Garfield. The "Envious Work" recalls Romeo and Juliet, I, i, 157: "As is the bud bit with an envious worm." The scripture quotation is from Romans 8.31.

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