letters from dickinson to catherine sweetser

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 892

MANUSCRIPT: Rosenbach 1170/18 (26). Pencil.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 412; L (1931) 402.

The "latest Lost" refers to the death of Judge Lord. The quoted lines of verse are from Milton's sonnet "To the Lord General Cromwell" : "Peace hath her victories / No less renowned from War." For some of the phrases used in this letter, see Prose Fragment 49.

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