MANUSCRIPT: HCL (E 18). Pencil. Dated: Friday Evening.
PUBLICATION: NEQ XVI (1943) 371.
Before leaving Amherst, Emmons sent a farewell gift to ED, probably a book of poems. An interpretation is offered by Aurelia G. Scott in NEQ XVI (Deember 1843) 627-628, in which the writer points out that the initial letters of pearl, onyx, and emerald spell "Poe." The lines at the end form the conclusion of an essay by Emmons published in the Amherst Collegiate Magazine for July 1854, entitled "The Words of Rock Rimmon" : "And I arose and looked forth upon the broad plain with a strange earnestness thrilling in my heart.
The golden morning's open flowings,
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