PUBLICATION: L (1894) 272; LL 283; L (1931) 248-249.
In Letters this is dated "Winter, 1873." Frances Norcross's transcript of the poem and final sentence is in the Bingham collection (AC), and is here reproduced. The dash preceding the final sentence may have been Miss Norcross's way of indicating an omission. She seems also to have omitted the beginning of the letter.