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   Chapter 152 THE PREACHER.

Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete By Emily Dickinson Characters: 352

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:03


He preached upon "breadth" till it argued him narrow, -

The broad are too broad to define;

And of "truth" until it proclaimed him a liar, -

The truth never flaunted a

sign.

Simplicity fled from his counterfeit presence

As gold the pyrites would shun.

What confusion would cover the innocent Jesus

To meet so enabled a man!

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