MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 75). Pencil.
PUBLICATION: LH 170.
Early in 1883 Bleecker Van Wagenen, who had gone South on a business trip, was taken ill, and was nursed by his wife. For the reference to Camoens, see letter no. 491. Both quoted lines are by Tennyson: the first from In Memoriam (no. 83), the second from Love and Duty. Wadsworth had died on the first of April 1882.