Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 223

JP 1108

FP 1131

later 1860s

pencil draft

watermark/embossment: N, no symbol

15 x 10 cm.

multiple folds

Handwriting places it here. FF 244. Half sheet torn at right. First "A" is crossed out, "The" written in and crossed out, "A" written in again. The subject of this poem, and the three variants of the last line and the folds, argue for repeated handling, as in sending it back and forth, of this copy: see "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers".

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