letters from dickinson to ned dickinson

about 1882

"Sanctuary Privileges" for Ned, as he is unable to attend.

The Bible is an antique Volume -
Written by faded Men
At the suggestion of Holy Sceptres -
Subjects - Bethlehem -
Eden - the ancient Homestead -
Satan - the Brigadier -
Judas - the Great Defaulter -
David - the Troubadour -
Sin - a distinguished Precipice
Others must resist -
Boys that "believe" are very lonesome -
Other Boys are "lost" -
Had but the Tale a warbling Teller -
All the Boys would come -
Orpheus' Sermon captivated -
It did not condemn -


thomas johnson's note on letter 753 | index to dickinson/ned dickinson letters

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