letters from dickinson to henry v. emmons

spring 1853

Mr Emmons -

Since receiving your beautiful writing I have often desired to thank you thro' a few of my flowers, and arranged the fairest for you a little while ago, but heard you were away -

I have very few today, and they compare but slightly with the immortal blossoms you kindly gathered me, but will you please accept them - the "Lily of the field" for the blossoms of Paradise, and if 'tis ever mine to gather those which fade not, from the garden we have not seen, you shall have a brighter one than I can find today.

Emilie E. Dickinson

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