letters from dickinson to samuel bowles (the younger)

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 1012

MANUSCRIPT: Bowles. Pencil. Enveloped addressed by ED in ink: Mr & Mrs/Samuel Bowles. It was delivered by hand.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 350; LL 374; L (1931) 339.

Probably Bowles wrote ED that he had forwarded her letter to Jackson for which act she here commends his "Magnanimity." He also mentioned the birth of their son Samuel, 31 July. She uses the phrase "I give his angels charge" for the third time this year (see letters no. 975 and 991). The final quotation echoes Claudius to Polonius: "Oh, speak of that; that do I long to hear," Hamlet II, ii, 50.

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