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[postmark: BOSTON, MASS. SEP 16 10-30A 1914 SOUTH POSTAL STATION] [postage stamp: red profile U.S.POSTAGE 2 CENTS 2, cancelled]
Miss Anne Whitney
Or please forward.
15 Sept. 1914
Dearest A.W., This is only to say that I am just as much your little "Elizabeth" as I ever was, though I am not writing, only thinking of you and loving you every day.
That Benediction you gave me at the Bellevue has remained with me; and those four kisses will always be the sign and symbol of a long and blessed past, with the other two, never forgotten.
I wish you could know how much your sonnet, "I pledge you in a cup not overbrimming" has meant to me, & helped me through some tough places. I think AMH. could say your "Sea" by heart. She loved it so much. How good, how very good to have been able to speak for the hearts of those who cannot say it!
I would send cordial thanks to "OD", who has sent me a cheering word betimes. (This asks no written answer, but
would have you know how dear you are, to your never forgetting
Greene, Elizabeth Bigelow and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Elizabeth Bigelow Greene, Sharon, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1914 September 15" (1914). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 728.