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Emily Dickinson
(1830-1886) born on
Dec 10
US poet. She was a reclusive stylist who combined spare lyricism with unorthodox diction.
         
   
F
There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry.

R
Till it has loved, no man or woman can become itself.
A
We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise.
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.
N
To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else.
K
The distance that the dead have gone
Does not at first appear --
Their coming back seems possible
For many an ardent year.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 1885; in "Letters of Emily Dickinson," ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.
R: Letter, 187?; in "Letters of Emily Dickinson," ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.
A: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 1742, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
   


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