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Index




Abolition 14,30–2

   see also Civil War

Amherst 2,6,7,9,25,26,31,35,60,71,79,85,87

   The Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst 131

Amherst Academy 5,7,8

Amherst College 2,34,79,85,112,123,131

Atlantic Monthly 14,20

Bianchi, Martha Dickinson (niece) 18,23,139

   personal recollections 3,12,13,17

   role in ED’s publication 118–19

   The Single Hound 122–3

Bible 26,55,58–70

   see also religion

Bowles, Samuel 14,15,21,29,31,48,79,80,83,85,86,98

   as editor of ED’s poetry 114–15

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

Brontë, Charlotte 10–11

Brontë, Emily 23

Calvinism 25,26

Civil War 18,24,25,26,29–30,32,34–9

   see also Abolition

Congregationalism 25–6

death 97–109

   ED’s own death and funeral 22–3,53,58

   of friends 48–9,97,98–9

   role in nature 97

Dickinson, Austin (William Austin, brother) 3,4,7,12,13,14,17,18,21,22,24,29,32,34,48,52,58,79,85,87,100

   marriage 15,53

   relationship with ED 7,8,9–10,64–5,77

   relationship with Mabel Loomis Todd 21,22,119,126

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

Dickinson, Edward (father) 2,3–4,5,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,21,26,27,29,31,34,52,77,78,83,85,87,98,105

   marriage 3–4

   relationship with ED 9,10,11–13,19,56,75,77

   views of women’s roles 3,52,53

Dickinson, Emily

   fascicles 18,111,118

   health problems 9,21,22,98,117

   “Master” 15,38

   publication

     feelings about 47,51,111,113,115–16

     history 22,51,110,111–22

   punctuation 117–18

     capitalization 111,112–13,117–18

     dashes 41,117,118

   seclusion 19–20,21,22,41

   white 18–19,20,22

   works

     letters 24–5,31,33,34–5,36,47–51

     to Bowdoin, Elbridge G. 10

     to Bowles, Mrs Samuel 87

     to Bowles, Samuel 100

     to Clark, Charles 98–9

     to Cowan, Perez 58

     to Dickinson, Austin 7,8,10,11–12,48,64–5,77,87

     to Dickinson, Susan Gilbert 50,63–4,71–2,73,74–5,76,80,85,105–6

     to Hale, Edward Everett 14

     to Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 9,12,14–15,19,21,49–50,62,75,77,78,82,85–6,105,113,115

     to the Hollands, Dr and Mrs 62,63,68,83,86,87,99,100,105–6

     to Humphrey, Jane 47,98

     to Lord, Judge Otis 82,85–6

     to “Master” 77,78–83

     to Norcross cousins, Louise and Frances 23,64

     to Norcross, Joel 65

     to Root, Abiah 1,2,5–6,7,8,9,11,12,52, 54,55,60–1,63,66,72–3

     to Sweetser, Mrs Joseph A. 70

     to Whitney, Maria 48–9, 65

     poems

     “The Admirations – and Contempts – of time –” 108

     “After great pain, a formal feeling comes –” 106

     “Awake ye muses nine, sing me a strain divine” 112

     “Because I could not stop for Death” 101–2

     “The Beggar at the Door for Fame” 56

     “The Bible is an antique Volume –” 59

     “The Blunder is in estimate” 108

     “Death is a supple Suitor” 102

     “Dust is the only Secret –” 103

     “Eden is that old-fashioned House” 68

     “The Fact that Earth is Heaven –” 68,87

     “Forever is composed of Nows” 46

     “The Gentian weaves her fringes –” 68

     “He forgot – and I – remembered –” 65

     “‘Heaven’ has different Signs – to me –” 68–9

     “‘Heaven’ – is what I cannot reach! –” 68

     “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers –” 56–7

     “How dare the robins sing” 106–7

     “How the old Mountains drip with Sunset” 89–90

     “I am afraid to own a Body –” 46,117

     “I cannot live with You –” 65–6

     “I can’t tell you – but you feel it –” 68

     “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” 103–4

     “I have a Bird in spring” 98

     “I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –” 102–3

     “I meant to have but modest needs –” 61

     “I never felt at Home – Below –” 68

     “I stepped from Plank to Plank” 44

     “I taste a liquor never brewed –” 112–13,121

     “I think just how my shape will rise –” 67

     “I took one Draught of Life –” 108

     “If I’m lost – now” 41–2,61

     “If the foolish, call them ‘flowers’ –” 59

     “I’ll tell you how the Sun rose” 15,50

     “I’m ceded – I’ve stopped being Theirs –” 79,83,84–5

     “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” 116–17

      “Is it true, dear Sue?”tiaryIE>

      “It feels a shame to be Alive –” 35–6,66

     “Mama never forgets her birds” 67

     “The Murmur of a Bee” 90–1

     “The murmuring of Bees, has ceased” 68

     “My life closed twice before its close –” 107

     “My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun –” 37–8

     “My Wars are laid away in Books” 39

     “Myself can read the Telegrams” 28

     “A narrow Fellow in the Grass” 113–15,116

     “‘Nature’ is what we see –” 70,93;

Dickinson, Emily (cont.)

      “Nature – sometimes sears a Sapling –” 96

     “Nature – the Gentlest Mother is” 87–8

     “The nearest Dream recedes unrealized” 15,50

     “On this wondrous sea” 98

     “One need not be a Chamber – to be Haunted –” 45

     “One Sister have I in our house” 15–16

     “Papa above!” 67

     “Paradise is of the option” 68

     “Publication – is the Auction” 115–16,117

     “‘Red Sea’ indeed! Talk not to me” 43

     “Safe in their Alabaster Chambers” 15,50–1

     “She sweeps with many-colored Brooms –” 57

     “Sic transit Gloria mundi” 112

     “The Sky is low – the Clouds are mean” 96

     “Some keep the Sabbath going to Church –” 58,92–3

     “Some, too fragile for winter winds” 67

     “The Soul selects her own Society –” 19–20

     “‘Sown in dishonor’!” 67

     “The Spider holds a Silver Ball” 93–4

     “Success is counted sweetest” 36–7,115

     “The Sun went down – no Man looked on –” 94–5,96

     “There’s a certain Slant of light” 95–6

     “There’s the Battle of Burgoyne –” 38

     “These are the days when Birds come back –” 56,68,91–2

     “These are the Signs to Nature’s Inns –” 56

     “This Consciousness that is aware” 107

     “This World is not Conclusion” 104–5

     “Those – dying then” 62

     “Title divine – is mine!” 79,83

     “To be alive – is Power –” 45–6,109

     “To my small Hearth His fire came –” 55

     “To own a Susan of my own” 75

     “Under the Light, yet under” 105–6

     “Victory comes late –” 67

     “We play at Paste” 15,50

     “What Inn is this” 55

     “What is – ‘Paradise’ –” 61

     “When a Lover is a Beggar” 56

     “When Bells stop ringing – Church – begins –” 34

     “While we were fearing it, it came –” 29

     “Who has not found the Heaven – below –” 43–4,70

     “Why should we hurry – why indeed?” 105

     “The Wind begun to rock and Grass” 21

     “The wind drew off ” 97

     “You love me – you are sure –” 74

     “You’re right – ‘the way is narrow’ –” 60

Dickinson, Emily Norcross (mother) 4,21

   illness 11,52,98

   marriage 3–4

Dickinson, Gib (Thomas Gilbert, nephew) 18,21

   death 98,105–6

Dickinson, Lavinia Norcross (Vinnie, sister) 4,10,12,13,16,20,22,23,26,52,54,110,123

   relationship with her ED 13,71

   role in publication 117,118

Dickinson, Ned (Edward, nephew) 17–18

Dickinson, Samuel (grandfather) 2,4

Dickinson, Susan Huntington Gilbert (Sue, sister-in-law) 14,20,21,22,23,24,29,31,32,48,87,111,120,123

   criticism of ED’s poetry 50–1

   marriage to Austin 53

   relationship with ED 15–18,63–4,71–2,73,74–5

   role in ED’s publication 117,118–19

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

domestic realm 51–2,58

   the “Angel in the House” 53

   ED’s appreciation of 51

   the home as church/God 58

   as a place to write 52,55,77,78–83

   servants 54–5,87

   as a theme in ED’s poetry 55,57

   a woman’s responsibilities in 51–2,54,58

Edwards, Jonathan 25

Eliot, George 10,11,98

Emerson, Ralph Waldo 32–3,34,41,98,115,116

   Poems 14

Evergreens, The 11,13,15,19,21,22,29,31,32,48,131

Franklin, Ralph W. 18,119–21,124,139

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 14–15,21,23,31,33,34,36,40,49–50,51,57,62,77,78,79,83,84–5,86,113,115,120

   his letters about ED 20–1,40,57, 109

   role in ED’s publication 117,118,122

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

Holland, Dr J. G. and Elizabeth 71

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

Homestead, The 4–5,11,13,19,21,22,23,58,59,131

Humphrey, Jane 71,73

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

industrialism 27–8,32,51,54,87

Jackson, Helen Hunt 5,21,31,98,115

   letters to ED 115,121

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

Johnson, Thomas H. 18,119–20,121,123–4,129,140

Lord, Judge Otis Phillips 19,21,82,85–6,98,100

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

“Master” 77,78–83,85,86

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

Mount Holyoke Female Seminary 8–9,11,60

nature 86–97

   flowers 6–7

   garden 7,86,87

   herbarium 6–7

Newton, Benjamin Franklin 14,15

Norcross, Emily Lavinia (cousin) 8, 9

Norcross, Louise and Frances (Norcross cousins) 23,34,71,87

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

Patmore, Coventry 53

Puritanism 25,26,27,32,33,86,87,88,99,123,125

reception, critical 121–31

   deconstruction 128

   feminism 126–7

   historicism 124–5

   Modernism 119

   New Criticism 123,124,125

religion 56–7,58

   ED and faith 52,58

   Great Awakening 25,30

   the home as church 58

   light of God 55

   revivals 25,26,58,60

   as theme in ED’s poetry and letters 55

   see also Bible, Calvinism, Congregationalism, Puritanism, Unitarianism

Root, Abiah 1,5,6,7,11,12,55,67,71,72–3

   see also Dickinson, Emily: letters

Springfield Republican 14,51,112,113,121

Stearns, Lieutenant Frazar 34,36

Thoreau, Henry David 32,34

Todd, Mabel Loomis

   relationship with Austin Dickinson 21–2,126

   role in ED’s publication 22,117,118–19,122

Transcendentalism 32–4,86,93,115,125

Unitarianism 14,32–6

Victorianism 19,41,42,51,54,94,97,98,103

Wadsworth, Reverend Charles 14,15,21,29,79,83,98

Watts, Isaac 42–4

Whitman, Walt 32,34,48,116, 125

women’s rights 14,24, 31–

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