letters from dickinson to sarah tuckerman

January 1880

Dear friend,

Your sweetness intimidates -

Had it been a Mastiff that guarded Eden, we should have feared him less than we do the Angel -

I read your little Letter - it had like Bliss - the minute length. It were dearer had you protracted it, but the Sparrow must not propound his Crumb -

We shall find the Cube of the Rainbow.
Of that, there is no doubt.
But the Arc of a Lover's conjecture
Eludes the finding out.

Emily -

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