letters from dickinson to higginson

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 449

MANUSCRIPT: BPL (Higg 83). Ink.

PUBLICATION: L (1931) 304.

In this letter ED enclosed five poems "The last of Summer is delight," "The Heart is the Capital of the Mind," "The Mind lives on the Heart," "The Rat is the concisest Tenant," and "'Faithful to the end' Amended." Higginson's "Childhood Fancies" appeared in the January 1876 issue of Scribner's Monthly. Frothingham's Theodore Parker and George Eliot's The Legend of Jubal and Other Poems were both published in 1874. Higginson appears to have had one of the two she offered, probably the Frothingham, as the next letter indicates.

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