letters from dickinson to martha gilbert smith

August 1880

It was like my Mattie to send the Peaches, pink as the Heart they indorse -

I wish I had something as sumptuous to enclose to her -

I have, but it is anonymous -

I love to hear you are growing better - I hope you may be a hale Mattie before you go away - vast as Vinnie and I, who tower like Acorns - Thank you from each, delightedly - If the transitive be but the minor, we shall need a large accession of strength, for the major sweetness -

Emily -

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