letters from dickinson to william c. dickinson

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 33

MANUSCRIPT: Dickinson. Ink. Addressed: Mr William C Dickinson / Amherst -/ Mass -. Unpublished. The date is conjectured from the handwriting.

Although the spirit of this verse seems removed from that of the usual valentine, it seems to have been sent as such. It is illustrated with small cuts clipped from old books and papers, one cutting taken from the New England Primer. After line one: a man, a woman, and a boy in a doorway, beating off dogs with a broom and sticks; after line two: two boys and a girl blowing bubbles; after line three: (1) a sleeping kind (from the Primer), and (2) a small sailboat.

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