letters from dickinson to mary and eben loomis

19 November 1884

Dear friends -

The atmospheric acquaintance so recently and delightfully made, is not, I trust, ephemeral, but absolute as Ether, as the delicate emblem just received tenderly implies.

Thank you for the Beauty - Thank you too for Boundlessness - that rarely given, but choicest Gift.

To "know in whom" we "have believed," is Immortality.

Oh what a Grace is this,
What Majesties of Peace,
That having breathed
The fine - ensuing Right
Without Diminuet Proceed!

With trust,
E. Dickinson -

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