letters from dickinson to mary higginson

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 498

MANUSCRIPT: BPL (Higg 90). Ink.

PUBLICATION: L (1931) 307-308.

ED knew that Mary Channing Higginson, who died the following September, was seriously ill. The date is conjectured from the handwriting. For a discussion of the two quatrains, see Poems (1955) 958-960. See also letter no. 499.

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