"I am the trifling neighbor ...." This letter was written to Mrs. Henry Hills, a former Amherst neighbor living in New York. Dickinson's sister, Lavinia, had just paid a visit to the Hills family. "Little Emily" is a reference to the Hills's infant daughter named Emily.
"To be remembered is next to being loved, and to be loved is Heaven, and is this quite Earth? I have never found it so. Most affectionately thanking you for the care of Vinnie and the delight you have given all in delighting her, especially acknowledging the sweetness done myself, I am the trifling neighbor, praying you tonight as always to come back and dwell. To 'Little Emily's' Mama, could name be more familiar than that of a remoter, though scarcely vaster, Emily."
Very rare. A fine, charming letter in good condition.
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