letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 315

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.

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