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Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 1368

No autograph copy of this poem is known. It is signed "Emily." and constitutes a note said to have been sent to Mrs. Stearns on the occasion of the death of her husband, President William A. Stearns of Amherst College, 8 June 1876.

PUBLICATION: Letters (ed. 1894), 377; (ed. 1931), 368; also LL (1924), 308. The text is here reproduced from the Letters.

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