letters from dickinson to sarah tuckerman

July 1878

Would it be prudent to subject an apparitional interview to a grosser test? the Bible protentously says "that which is Spirit is Spirit."

Go not too near a House of Rose
The depredation of a Breeze
Or inundation of a Dew
Alarm it's walls away -
Nor try to tie the Butterfly,
Nor climb the Bars of Ecstasy,
In insecurity to lie
Is Joy's insuring quality.

E. Dickinson -

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