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Harriet Prescott's [Spofford] Early Work


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S.H.D. Commonplace Book (16:35:1),
Martha Dickinson Bianchi Collection,
John Hay Library, Brown University Libraries


Susan's observation that "love is stronger than death" echoes Emily Dickinson, who is cited in this piece as an authority on literature and a fellow admirer of Prescott's work when she writes Susan,

Dear S.: That is the only thing I ever saw in my life I did not think I could have written myself. You stand nearer the world than I do. Send me everything she writes.

Susan Dickinson's encounter with Emerson, whose name is noted in the second paragraph of the text, is recounted on page 11 of her memoir Annals of the Evergreens.