pencil, two leaves
on a small rectangle torn at right and bottom
watermark/embossment: N, no symbol
8 x 12.5 cm.
folded in half
FF 237. Paste marks. Without commentary Johnson attaches Antony's speech from which this quotation is drawn:
Egypt, thou knew'st too well,Though Dickinson's reference to Shakespeare is obvious, the nature of this quotation on a little piece of paper and passed along to Susan is not; its identity--as letter-poem, game, whatever--is irrecoverable, as is the identity of the following note.
My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings,
And thou shouldst tow me after. O'er my spirit
Thy full supremacy thou knew'st, and that
Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods
Antony and Cleopatra, III, xi, 56-61
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