letters from dickinson to sarah tuckerman

February 1884

Do "Men gather Grapes of Thorns?" No -- but they do of Roses -- and even the classic Fox hushed his innuendo, as we unclasped the little Box -- Sherbets untold, and Recollection more sparkling than Sherbets!

How wonderous is a Friend, the gift of neither Heaven nor Earth, yet coveted of both!

If the "Archangels vail their faces," is not the sacred diffidence on this sweet behalf?

Emily --

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