‘I must go in, the fog is rising’

From The Guardian:

Literary last words
Terry Breverton selects some of literature’s most memorable farewells, from Samuel Johnson to James Joyce

‘I must go in, the fog is rising’
Dickinson’s health declined sharply over the last years of her life, until she finally became confined to her bed and was only able to write brief notes. According to her niece, Martha, her ‘briefest last message’ was reminiscent of ‘an oft-repeated family caution, “it was already growing damp”.’ Her physician gave the cause of death as Bright’s disease, a kidney ailment now called nephritis

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