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Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 268

MANUSCRIPT: BPL (Higg 54), dated by Higginson: July 1862. Ink. Envelope addressed T. W. Higginson/Princeton/Massachusetts. Postmarked: Jul [?] I862.

PUBLICATION: AM LXVIII (Oct. 1891) 447-448; L (1894), 305-306; LL 241-243; L (1931) 276-277.

"Pippa Passes," the first of the series in Browning's "Bells and Pomegranates," had been published in 1841. The letter enclosed four poems: "Of Tribulation these are they," "Your Riches taught me poverty," "Some keep the Sabbath going to Church," and "Success is counted sweetest."

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