MANUSCRIPTS: There are two, both written about 1883. The copy reproduced above (Bingham 102-69) is a worksheet draft jotted down on both sides of a scrap torn from a circular advertising dry goods. A variant of the last three lines constitutes the entire note (Jackson) sent with flowers to Helen Hunt Jackson in an envelope postmarked 10 April:
To be remembered what? Worthy to be forgot, is their renown -
PUBLICATION: BM (1945), 157. It derives from the worksheet draft, and adopts the suggested change for line 7. It is arranged as two six-line stanzas, with the suggested change for lines 10-11 added as a final two-line stanza.