letters from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 362

MANUSCRIPT: destroyed.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 265-266; LL 279-280; L (1931) 243-244.

The bells given in memory of Frazar Stearns were hung on July fourth; commencement took place, 13 July. The Norcross girls were always guests of the Dickinsons, when they could attend commencement, as Fanny did this year. Loo, being unable, had nevertheless sent a box of candy, her "annual" gift, which this letter acknowledges. Eliza Coleman Dudley had died on 3 June; Loo was still in Milwaukee. "Marco Bozzaris," by Fitz-Greene Halleck, was a widely popular ballad, first published in 1825. The line reads: "They conquered - but Bozzaris fell."

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