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Publisher: Journals Gateway
The New England Quarterly (2009) 82 (2): 335–346.
Published: 01 June 2009
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Confidante Abby Wood describes Emily Dickinson's tortured mind during the Great Revival of 1850. “She treated me as if she were insane,” Abby writes after a call. “The spirit of God is striving in her bosom and she is perfectly wretched.” While Wood is converted, Dickinson “grieves away” her opportunity.