letters from dickinson to elizabeth
To Mrs. J.G. Holland
about September 1873
Owning but the little Stock in the "Gold of Ophir" I am not subject to large Reverses - though may not the small prove irreparable? I have lost a Sister. Her name was not Austin and it was not Vinnie. She was scant of stature though expansive spirited and last seen in November - Not the November heretofore, but Heretofore's Father.
Trite is that Affliction which is sanctified. "I have chosen whom I have chosen."
Extinction is eligible.
Science will not trust us with another World.
Guess I and the Bible will move to some old fashioned spot where we'll feel at Home.
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