Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H B62

JP 1400, JL 530

FP 1433

OMC 196

late 1870s

heavy pencil

watermark/embossment: N, no symbol

18.5 x 12 cm.

FF 260. Similar to last two stanzas of "What mystery pervades a well" in Poems (1896), 117-118, titled "A Well" (with second stanza omitted); a couple of lines are printed in AB 337; complete poem is printed in New England Quarterly, XX (1947), 23-24. Delightful pun on "cite." There is a pencilled draft of the last stanza at AC.

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