letters from dickinson to higginson

November 1880

Dear friend,

I am tenderly happy that you are happy-Thank you for the Whisper-

If I dared to give the Madonna my love-

The thoughtfulness I may not accept is among my Balms-Grateful for the kindness, I enclose those you allow, adding a fourth, lest one of them you might think profane-

They are Christ's Birthday-Cupid's Sermon-A Humming-Bird - and My Country's Wardrobe -

Reprove them as your own-

To punish them would please me, because the fine conviction I had so true a friend-

Your Scholar-

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