letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 650

MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 52). Pencil.


ED dated the letter "July 4th" but put it aside and finished it on "July 15th." Aunt Glegg, a character in George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss, cast a shadow over members of the family, whether she was present or absent; ED undoubtedly has in mind her Aunt Elizabeth Currier. The scripture allusion is to 2 Timothy 3.16: "All scripture is given . . . for correction, for instruction to righteousness."

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