letters from dickinson to higginson

February-March 1876

Dear friend-

It you would be willing I should tell you how the mistake was- perhaps you could forgive it. An elderly friend addresses the notes to my few friends, and if I send them a Book - folds and mails it for me -

I had asked his permission to fold the Poems but in sending them to him omitted his name on the note you received - then he thought it for you-

When I knew it, I wrote you-It distressed me extremely-but I hope when I tell you how it is, you will less abhor it -will you not?

Your Scholar-

Fear-like Dying, dilates trust, or enforces it

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