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Emily Dickinson

(1830–1886)

U.S. poet

“It is lonely without the birds to-day, for it rains badly, and the little poets have no umbrellas.”

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source: The Letters of Emily Dickinson vol 2 (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1955), 471.

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notes: letter to Louise Norcross, Dickinson's first cousin, May 1870?

“When did the Dark happen?”

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source: The Letters of Emily Dickinson vol 2, ed. by Thomas H. Johnson (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958), 390.

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notes: letter to Samuel Bowles, about 11 January 1862

“It is the speck that makes the cloud that wrecks the vessel, children, yet no one fears a speck.”

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source: The Letters of Emily Dickinson vol 2, ed. by Thomas H. Johnson (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958), 490.

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notes: letter to Louise and Frances Norcross, Dickinson's first cousins, early October 1871

“When I think of your little faces I feel as the band does before it makes its first shout.”

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source: The Letters of Emily Dickinson vol 2, ed. by Thomas H. Johnson (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958), 477.

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notes: letter to Louise and Frances Norcross, Dickinson's first cousins, c. 1870

“You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog large as myself, that my father bought me. They are better than beings because they know, but do not tell.”

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source: The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson (New York: Biblo & Tannen Publishers, 1971), 239.

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notes: April 1862 letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson

“Of our greatest acts we are ignorant—.”

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source: The Letters of Emily Dickinson vol 2 (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1955), 460.

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notes: June 1869 letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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