Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H B82

JL 534

OMC 209

January 1878

heavy pencil

watermark/embossment: N, no symbol

20 x 13 cm.

folded in quarters

FF 254. Torn at left. Paste marks. Written to Sue after the funeral of Samuel Bowles. Johnson notes the allusion to David's remark after his son's death: "But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me" (2 Samuel 12:23).

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