letters from dickinson to sarah tuckerman

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 1020


PUBLICATION: L (1894) 390-391; LL 376; L (1931) 380.

Except for her sister, Mrs. William Esty, living in Amherst, Mrs. Tuckerman at this time had no surviving close relatives. The journey must have been to the funeral of a more distant relative or a friend. For Gilbert's last words, see letter no. 873. "Corinthians' Bugle" may allude to I Corinthians 15.52: ". . . for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed."

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