letters from dickinson to the emersons

TO: Forrest F. Emerson

summer 1884?

Dear Friend,

I step from my pillow to your hand to thank its sacred contents, to hoard, not to partake, for I am still weak.

The little package has lain by my side, not daring to venture, or Vinnie daring to have me - a hallowed denial I shall not forget.

I fear you may need the papers, and ask you to claim them immediately, would you desire them.

I trust you are sharing this most sweet climate with Mrs. Emerson and yourself, than which remembrance only is more Arabian.

Vinnie brings her love, and her sister what gratitude.


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