letters from dickinson to sarah tuckerman
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?
thomas johnson's note on letter 883 | index to dickinson/s. tuckerman letters
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