letters from dickinson to higginson

November 1880

Dear friend,

Thank you for the advice- I shall implicitly follow it-

The one who asked me for the Lines, I had never seen-

He spoke of "a Charity" - I refused but did not inquire - He again earnestly urged, on the ground that in that way I might "aid unfortunate Children"-The name of "Child" was a snare to me and I hesitated-Choosing my most rudimentary, and without criterion, I inquired of you-You can scarcely estimate the opinion to one utterly guideless-

Again thank you-

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