Her breast is fit for pearls, | Affiliated Manuscripts | Commentary

A 83-5/6 (Fr121B)

ca. 1859, summer

Ink, Fair copy (record).

MS Retained, Bound (fascicle 5). MS Sent, to Retained.

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Her breast is fit for pearls, 
But I was not a "Diver." 
Her brow is fit for thrones –
But I had not a crest.
Her heart is fit for rest - + home –
I – a sparrow – build there
Sweet of twigs and twine
My perennial nest.

Birds circulating in this MS —