letters from dickinson to higginson

6 August 1885

Dear friend. I was unspeakably shocked to see this in the Morning Paper-

She wrote me in Spring that she could not walk, but not that she would die - I was sure you would know. Please say it is not so.

What a Hazard a Letter is!

When I think of the Hearts it has scuttled and sunk, I almost fear to lift my Hand to so much as a Superscription.

Trusting that all is peace in your loved Abode,

     With alarm,

          Your Scholar-

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