watermark/embossment: X, Holyoke Co, faintly embossed
18 x 12 cm.
folded in thirds
SH 38 and CP 269-270. Pencil "X" and triangle on verso, which also sports a list, five lines long: "Remember Mister / Austins hold / [illegible] Waltzes - LABITAX / Bobolink Polka / Remember (?)." Also the "Y" in "Away" is scrawled so boldly that it goes down between "of" and "spotted" in the following line. This copy to Sue is a single stanza, as were so many of those sent directly to her, perhaps indicating her preference, that they are in process of composition, or that Dickinson is experimenting with stanzaic forms.
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