MANUSCRIPT: The copy reproduced above was incorporated in a letter (BPL Higg 85) written to T. W. Higginson in the spring of 1876. Another copy in pencil (Bingham 1OO-13), written at the same time, is identical in text. Dashes end lines 5 and 6, line 9 has no punctuation, and "Discipline" (line l0) is not capitalized. A third copy (Bingham 98-2-4), in ink, was written some months earlier, about 1874:
The Things we thought that we should do -ED seems to have revised the third stanza at a somewhat later date, possibly shortly before she incorporated the poem in the letter to Higginson, for in pencil these interlinear changes are made:
The Heaven in which we hoped to pausePUBLICATION: The letter to Higginson is in Letters (ea. 1931 only), 296.