Poet Emily Dickinson

American poet (B:1830-12-10 - D:1886-05-15)

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The butterfly obtains


The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
Though favorably mentioned
In Entomology-

Because he travels freely
And wears a proper coat
The circumspect are certain
That he is dissolute-

Had he the homely scutcheon
Of modest Industry
'Twere fitter certifying
For Immortality-

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