MANUSCRIPT: AC. Pencil.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 223; LL 286;L (1931) 208.
These "broken words" (see letter no. 536) were probably written on the day that Samuel Bowles died, 16 January 1878. Mrs. Bowles answered the note soon after, eliciting ED's reply in the letter referred to above. On this letter, see the note to letter no. 438.