letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

To Mrs. J.G. Holland
From ED

about 1875

Sister -

I have the little Book and am twice triumphant - Once for itself, and once for Those who enabled me -

The embarrassment of the Psalmist who knew not what to render his friend - is peculiarly mine - Though he has canceled his consternations, while my own remain -

Thank you with all my strength - and Doctor as yourself - And again yourself for the sweet note.

Nature assigns the Sun -
That - is Astronomy -
Nature cannot enact a Friend -
That - is Astrology.


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