MANUSCRIPT: There are two, both written about 1881. The copy reproduced above (H B 177) is incorporated in a note sent to her nephew Gilbert when he was about six years old. ED titled the copy to Gilbert "The Bumble Bee's Religion," and introduces the lines with the statement:
For GIlbert to carry to his Teacher -At the conclusion of the poem she wrote:
"All Liars shall have their part" -The copy to Gilbert is a redaction of a first draft (Bingham 99-6) set down on a sheet of lined foolscap:
His little Hearse like FigureAlthough the first draft is set down as a finished copy without suggested changes, the copy for Gilbert is variant in two lines:
5. ethics] MoralsPUBLICATION: Atlantic Monthly, CXV (1915), 38-39; LL (1924), 60. The text derives from the copy to Gilbert, which is said to have been accompanied by a dead bee.
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