letters from dickinson to sarah tuckerman

early January 1883

The presence of Life of so sweet an one is if itself Fortune -- a covert wealth of spirit I shall not disclose --

I have taken all the naughty Boys and Vinnie the Navy --

What lovely conceits!

Then the little Smyra in the Dish -- how tiny -- how affecting -- though the Heart in the rear not tiny -- Oh no -- vast as the Sea --

To caress it's Billows is our liquid aim --


With love --

thomas johnson's note on letter 795 | index to dickinson/s. tuckerman letters

search the archives

dickinson/s. tuckerman correspondence main page | dickinson electronic archives main menu

Commentary copyright 1998 by Martha Nell Smith, all rights reserved
Maintained by Lara Vetter <lv26@umail.umd.edu>
Last updated on September 23, 1999