letters from dickinson to maria whitney

Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 889

MANUSCRIPT: missing.

PUBLICATION: L (1894) 346; L (1931) 334-335. Mrs. Todd dated the letter: "Probably 1884."

It is Caliban speaking to Trinculo who says (Tempest, II, ii, 170-171): "I'll bring thee/To clustering filberds." The scripture quotation is from Lamentations 3.22-23: "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."

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