Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H B102a
Dear Sue -
	  I   was 
surprised,  but 
Why?   Is  she 
not  of  the 
lineage  of  the 
Spirit?  I  knew 
she  was  beauti-
ful - I  knew  she 
was  royal,  but 
that  she  was 
hallowed,  how 
could  I  surmise, 
who  had  scarcely 
seen  her  since 
her  deep  Eyes 
were  brought  in 

H B102b

your  Arms  to  her 
Grandfather's '
She  is  a  strange 
trust -  I  hope 
she  may  be  saved-
Redemption  Mental 
precedes  Redemp-
tion  Spiritual.  
The  Madonna  
and  Child 
descend  from 
the  Picture '
while  Creation 
is  kneeling 
before  the  Frame -
I  shall  keep  the 
secret -
		Emily -


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