I envy Seas, whereon He rides – | Affiliated Manuscripts

H 25 (Fr368A)

ca. 1862, fall

Ink | Fair copy | Bound (fascicle 18)

On laid, cream, blue-ruled stationery, embossed G. & T. within a decorated vertical oval

Retained in Dickinson's archive.

   I envy Seas, + whereon He
rides –
I envy Spokes of Wheels
Of Chariots, that Him convey –
I envy + Crooked Hills


That gaze opon His journey –
How easy all can see
What is + forbidden utterly
As Heaven – unto me!


I envy Nests of Sparrows –
That dot His distant Eaves;
The  < happy >  wealthy  Fly, opon His Pane –
The happy – happy Leaves –


That just abroad His Window
Have Summer′s leave to play –
The Ear Rings of Pizarro
Could not obtain for me –