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My dear Mr Page -

I thank you
very truly for sending
your "Truths" to so old
a connoisseur of life as
myself! While we
doubt we live, when
we "prove" we die - doubt

is of time proof of eternity:
It is a solemn poem - written
with the force and ease, as
well as distinguishing fancy
of all your work. Given the
fire, how fortunate to know
how to build it - the flame is
diviner for it. I love solemn
poetry for all truth is solemn
and leaves no taste of confections

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in the palate. Pray send us
more for we look in all the
places for you. Poetry is my
sermon - my hope - my solace
my life -

Yours very sincerely
S. H. Dickinson

out of the Storm
February seventeenth - /

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