poems from dickinson to maria whitney

Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 1436

No autograph copy of this poem is known. It was sent as a message to Maria Whitney, and is here reproduced from the published text.

PUBLICATION: Letters (ed. 1894), 338; (ed. 1931), 327-328; also LL (1924), 312. The poem, signed "Emily," constitutes the entire message. It is placed among letters dated 1878-1879.

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