letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 490

MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 39). Ink. Dated: Saturday Night.


The date of this letter is determined by the two which follow, and confirmed by the handwriting. Evidently the Hollands had extended a casual invitation to Austin to visit them when he was next in New York. One infers from the next letter that the attempt by ED to reply for him, in this metaphoric language, he felt to be somewhat egregious, but accepted the incident as trivial.

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