letters from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

about September 1880

TO: Louise and Frances Norcross

I have only a moment, exiles, but you shall have the largest half. Mother's dear little wants so engross the time, - to read to her, to fan her, to tell her health will come tomorrow, to explain to her why the grasshopper is a burden, because he is not so new a grasshopper as he was, - this is so ensuing, I hardly have said "Good-morning, mother," when I hear myself saying "Mother, good-night."

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