letters from dickinson to the mathers

To Richard Mather
From ED

November 1877

Dear friend,

The few words of Lowell's seemed true to me - I hope you have felt like reading them - That the Divine has been human is at first an unheeded solace, but it shelters without our consent - To have lived is a Bliss so powerful - we must die - to adjust to it - but when you have strength to remember that Dying dispels nothing which was firm before, you have avenged sorrow -

E. Dickinson.

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