letters from dickinson to daniel chester french

April 1884

Dear Mr. French -

We learn with delight of the recent acquisition to your fame, and hasten to congratulate you on an honor so reverently won.

Success is dust, but an aim forever touched with dew.

God keep you fundamental!

Circumference, thou bride
Of awe, - possessing, thou
Shalt be possessed by
Every hallowed knight
That dares to covet thee.

Yours faithfully,

Emily Dickinson

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