letters from dickinson to elizabeth holland

To Mrs. J.G. Holland
From ED

about 1881

Forgive the fervent Ingrate, if this time I am right, who had last week a bewitching Box and replied elsewhere, "Elsewhere" replying this Morning that "it is'nt him," though he "would it were," and "will keep the gratitude till the first Delight he may dare to send."

Reexamining points strongly at you -

It was Rose-colored Butterflies, threaded on a Stem - with Antlers of Green, and three Branches of Golden Rod, though not like the Field's - Do you identify?

Dare not thank you until I know, lest I miss again -

Jacob versus Esau, was a trifle in Litigation, compared to the Skirmish in my Mind -


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