We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The title number 258 indicates that are a user of the Johnson edition. Franklin calls this 320. They are both excellent in my estimation even though people argue about Johnson using earlier fair copies and so forth. I recommend Helen Vendler's recent (2010) book, "Dickinson Selected Poems and Commentaries."
"What's this 'Franklin' thing?" I wondered. I'm glad you mentioned him. I've had the one-volume Johnson since 1989 (I even have a Word document of it), and Shurr's "New Poems" since 1994. But I'd never even heard of Franklin's editions before. Thank you very much.
I don't wish to go into tedious detail here, but the difference between Johnson (1955 - the earliest scholarly compilation) and Franklin is that the latter retained her initial dashes (short v. long), punctuation and original misspellings from the copy-text of the last fair copy. I am by no means an ED scholar, just an enthusiast, so please take these comments as such.