Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H B3

JP 1295

FP 1354

OMC 173


three-cornered flap of an envelope

watermark/embossment: N, no symbol

7.5 x 12.5 cm.

FF 259. Bianchi says:

It must have been a busy enterprise, this living--as Emily's breathless note to Sue asked, 'Are you sure we are making the most of it?'--or as she sent her morning greeting, 'O matchless earth, we underrate the chance to dwell in thee!'--or suggested on the three-cornered flap of an envelope, pinned on the side of Sue's workbox:

[and then she quotes the stanza on the envelope verbatim] (FF 162)

Their poetic production was thus thoroughly integrated into domestic routines, and this is yet another record of their ongoing writing workshop.

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