MANUSCRIPTS: There are two fair copies. That reproduced above (H B 143) was sent to Sue, probably late in 1881. A variant version concludes a letter (H H 62) written to Mrs. J. G. Holland in late October of the same year:
No Autumn's intercepting ChillFor a preliminary variant of the first two lines, see the poem beginning "His oriental heresies."
PUBLICATION: The copy to Sue is in SH (1914), 124; that to Mrs. Holland in LH (1951), 154.