MANUSCRIPT: There are two, identical in text, both written late in 1872. The copy
reproduced above (H 306), signed "Emily-," was
sent to Sue. That below is incorporated in a letter to T. W. Higginson (BPL Higg 67),
written in December.
Our own Possessions though our own
PUBLICATION: The quatrain to Sue is unpublished. In the letter to Higginson, ED incorporated the lines into the text seemingly as prose, and they are so printed in Letters (ed. 1894), 316; (ed. 1931), 290; also LL (1924), 277.