letters from dickinson to higginson

early January 1877

Is the Year too elderly for your acceptance of Lowell, as a slight symbol of a Scholar's Affection? I designed "Harold" to accompany Emerson, but Tennyson declines - like Browning - once so rare!

To wane without disparagement
In a dissembling hue
That will not let the eye decide
If it abide or no

is sunset's, perhaps-only. Please remember me with thoughtfulness to Mrs - Higginson, to whom I shall soon write. Were the velocity of Affection as perceptible as it's sanctity, Day and Night would be more affecting.

My Brother has been very ill for three months, of Malarial Fever- which he took at the Centennial and we have feared he would die.

I thought your approbation Fame-and it's withdrawal Infamy. I hope I in no way thought wrong of Mrs Jackson's wish - Did I - could you excuse it.

thomas johnson's note on letter 486 | index to dickinson/higginson letters

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