MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 16). Ink. Dated: Wednesday.
PUBLICATION: LH 62-63. The verse is in Poems (1955) 71.
This letter acknowledges Mrs. Holland's reply to ED's letter of February 20 (no 202). On February 28 Dr. Holland returned from a lecture tour. In David Copperfield, Brooks (not Brown) of Sheffield designates a person who would remain nameless (see letters no. 528 and 820). Vinnie was still in Boston (see letter no. 200).