letters from dickinson to olive stearns

after Easter 1875?

It is possible, dear friend, that the rising of the one we lost would have engrossed me to the exclusion of Christ's - but for your lovely admonition.

Sabbath morning was peculiarly dear to my father, and his unsuspecting last earthly day with his family was that heavenly one.

Vinnie and I were talking of you as we went to sleep Saturday night, which makes your beautiful gift of to-day almost apparitional.

Please believe how sweetly I thank you.


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