letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

To Dr. J.G. Holland
From ED

about 1881

Dear Doctor,

Your small Note was as merry as Honey, and enthralled us all - I sent it over to Sue, who took Ned's Arm and came across - and we talked of Mr. Samuel and you, and vital times when you two bore the Republican, and came as near sighing - all of us - as would be often wise - I should say next door - Sue said she was homesick for those "better Days," hallowed be their name.

Amazing Human Heart - a syllable can make to quake like jostled Tree - what Infinite -for thee!

I wish you were rugged, and rejoice you are gay, and am re-convinced by your arch note that Unless we become as Rogues, we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven -


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