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Letters Of Emily Dickinson

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Letters of Emily Dickinson

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  • ISBN-13: 9781163461792
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 1.19 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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CHAPTER II To Mr William Austin Dickinson THE following letters were written to Emily Dickinson's brother between the years 1847 and 1854, the earlier ones being sent from South Hadley, while he was a student in Amherst College. Later ones were written at Amherst, and sent to Boston, where he had charge of a school after graduation, 1851 and 1852; while the latest were addressed to Cambridge during her brother's studies at the Harvard Law School, 1853 and 1854. During these last two years their father, the Hon. Edward Dickinson, was in Congress at Washington. [South Hadley, Autumn, 1847.] Thursday Noon. My Dear Brother Austin, — I have not really a moment of time in which to write you, and am taking time from ' silent study hours;' but I am determined not to break my promise again, and I generally carry my resolutions into effect. I watched you until you were out of sight Saturday evening, VOL. I. — 5 and then went to my room and looked over my treasures; and surely no miser ever counted his heaps of gold with more satisfaction than I gazed upon the presents from home. . . . I can't tell you now how much good your visit did me. My spirits have wonderfully lightened since then. I had a great mind to be homesick after you went home, but I concluded not to, and therefore gave up all homesick feelings. Was not that a wise determination? . . . There has been a menagerie here this week. Miss Lyon provided ' Daddy Hawks' as a beau for all the Seminary girls who wished to see the bears and monkeys, and your sister, not caring to go, was obliged to decline the gallantry of said gentleman, — which I fear I may never have another opportunity to avail myself of. The wholecompany stopped in front of the Seminary and played for about a quarter of an hour, for the pur...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2010

    A Must read for true fans of Emily

    As is common with Google Books, there are some "funky" artifacts from the scanning and Optical Character Recognition process. These were relatively few, and did not distract from the reading. The book itself is lightly edited, and contains more lengthy glimpses into the mind of Emily than you get from just reading her poems. A must read for true fans of Emily.

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