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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
They say God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.

R
Dreams are the subtle Dower
That make us rich an Hour
Then fling us poor
Out of the purple door.
A
Hope it strange invention --
A Patent of the Heart --
In unremitting action
Yet never wearing out.
N
Unto a broken heart
No other one may go
Without the high prerogative
Itself hath suffered too.
K
I took one Draught of Life --
I'll tell you what I paid --
Precisely an existence --
The market price, they said.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 916, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
A: Letter, 1877; in "Letters of Emily Dickinson," ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.
N: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
K: c. 1864; "Further Poems of Emily Dickinson," 1929.
   


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