poems sent from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 688

MANUSCRIPT: About 1862 (Bingham). The lines are incorporated in a letter to Samuel Bowles. A second copy identical in text, now lost, was sent to the Norcross cousins. Frances Norcross supplied a transcript of it to Lavinia Dickinson in 1891.

PUBLICATION: The letter to Bowles is in Letters (ed. 1894), 210-211; (ed. 1931), 200; also LL (1924), 244. One word is altered:

4. move] swerve.

The Norcross transcript is in AB (1945), 147.

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