12 March 1853
watermark/embossment: N, no symbol, embossed
20 x 16 cm.
FF 190-192, in part. Dickinson's handwriting is markedly shaky. Lines are pencilled through every paragraph. Johnson mistranscribes "shadow" in the sixth paragraph as "shadows." He also describes Dickinson's allusions to addressing various envelopes to Sue, Martha, and their other sisters, to carry letters from him, as well as others: "Julia Mills, in David Copperfield, was the bosom friend of Dora Spenlow, and described as `interested in others' loves, herself withdrawn.' It is Austin who is identified with the philosopher and jurist Bentham."
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