letters from dickinson to higginson

mid-March 1872

Dear friend-

I am sorry your Brother is dead.

I fear he was dear to you.

I should be glad to know you were painlessly grieved-

Of Heaven above the firmest proof
We fundamental know-
Except for it's marauding Hand
It had been Heaven below-


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