poems sent from dickinson to higginson

Perhaps they do not go so far
As we who stay, suppose -
Perhaps come closer, for the lapse
Of their corporeal clothes -

It may be know so certainly
How short we have to fear
That comprehension fluctuates
And estimates us there-

7. fluctuates] antedates

7-8] That comprehension antedates And estimates us there

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