letters from dickinson to mabel loomis todd

early August 1884

How martial the Apology of Nature! We die, said the Deathless of Thermopylae, in obedience to Law.

Not Sickness stains the Brave,
Nor any Dart,
Nor Doubt of Scene to come,
But an adjourning Heart -

thomas johnson's note on letter 906 | index to dickinson/todd letters

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