|A daguerreotype of a young Susan Dickinson with a frame, contributed from Dickinson Family Photographs. Houghton Library, Harvard University.|
Lest any doubt that we are glad that they were born Today
Whose having lived is held by us in noble holiday
Without the date, like Consciousness or Immortality -
By Emily Dickinson, from a note sent to her sister-in-law, Susan, in occasion of her 40th birthday, on December 19th 1870.
Affinché nessun dubiti che siamo lieti per chi nacque Oggi
La cui esistenza è da noi reputata una nobile festa
Senza data, come la Consapevolezza o l'Immortalità -