MANUSCRIPT: destroyed. The text is from L (1894).
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 267; LL 281, garbled; L (1931) 244-245.
The "ill heart" seems to have been Loo's; she had been very upset by John Dudley's marriage, 23 October, to Marion V. Churchill. The Miss P may be Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Though only twenty-eight at the time, she was already well known through Gates Ajar (1868), an impassioned plea for a wider life for women. She was an editor of The Woman's Journal, and Higginson knew her.