MANUSCRIPT: No holograph survives. The lines are included in a letter now lost to Mrs. J. G. Holland, written in early May 1866. There is also a transcript made by Sue (H ST 23a), presumably from another copy now lost; the text is that of the Holland copy.
PUBLICATION: Letters (ed. 1894), 172; (ed. 1931), 166; also LL (1924), 202; and LH (1951), 75: in all instances an exact transcription of the copy to Mrs. Holland.