letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 794

MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 74). Pencil.


The quotation from scripture recalls 2 Peter 1.21: ". . . but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." Emerson's "Squirrel" probably alludes to his "Fable," beginning: "The mountain and the squirrel/ Had a quarrel."

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