letters from dickinson to the jenkins family

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 506

MANUSCRIPT: Sister Mary James. Ink.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 374-375, in part; L (1931) 365, in part; FN 129-130, entire.

On 20 June, Van Amburgh's Menagerie exhibited in Amherst, and the Agricultural College held its commencement. The quotation from Tennyson, in the third from the last paragraph, is the concluding line of "Guinevere" in Idylls of the King.

Among ED's prose fragments (AC - pencil) is a draft of the comment about Gilbert:

He is an ardent Jockey for so old a man and his piercing cries of go cadgie when they leave him behind - rend the neighborhood -

On the verso is the sentence:

I feel Barefoot all over as the Boys say -

Both fragments are published in NEQ XXVIII (1955) 300.

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