MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 20). The opening of the letter is missing.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 168-169, in part; L (1931) 170-171, in part; LH 73, in part.
ED's cousin Perez Cowan was a senior at Amherst College. "The light that never was, on sea or land" is from William Wordsworth's Elegiac Stanzas. ED has placed a "1" over sea and a "2" over land. The same line is quoted in letter no. 394.