letters from dickinson to william c. dickinson

about February 1850

"Life is but a strife -
T'is a bubble -
T'is a dream -
And man is but a little boat
Which paddles down the stream"

thomas johnson's note on letter 33 | index to dickinson/w. c. dickinson letters

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