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Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 477
MANUSCRIPT: BPL (Higg 77). Ink.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 322-323; LL 301-302; L (1931) 300.
This replies to his letter of 22 October, and thanks him for the photograph. The quotation (also in letter 337) is from Sordello, II, 290-295:
A plant they have, yielding a three-leaved bell
Which whitens at the heart ere noon, and ails
Till evening; evening gives it to her gales
To clear away with such forgotten things
As are an eyesore to the morn this brings
Him to their mind, and bears his very name.
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