MANUSCRIPT: About 1884 (Bowles). The lines are incorporated in a note to Samuel Bowles the younger and are written in memory of his father. The note accompanied a flower from a tree which the elder Bowles had once given ED.
PUBLICATION: Letters (ed. 1894), 348; (ed. 1931), 336; also LL (1924), 343 - among letters to Samuel Bowles the younger.