letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

To Mrs. J.G. Holland
From ED

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.

          Emily -

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