The Dickinsons were slightly perplexed by Emily Dickinson

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Unformatted text preview: The Dickinsons were slightly perplexed by Emily Dickinson's behavior at school. They had not told her to object to the school's fasting and meditation dictate, and they did wish Dickinson were more religious, but they were not angry with her. The Mount Holyoke administration, though slightly scandalized, welcomed Dickinson back to school despite her steadfast objections. Dickinson was still sickly much of the time, and by March of 1848, she had developed a severe cough. One day, Dickinson's parents entertained a visitor who had just returned from South Hadley. The visitor had seen Dickinson while there, and told Dickinson's parents that their daughter seemed ill. Edward Dickinson sent for Emily Dickinson immediately and although she pleaded with him to allow her to stay and complete the school year, he insisted that she return home at once. After resting at home for a few school year, he insisted that she return home at once....
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