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   Chapter 269 PRECEDENCE.

Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete By Emily Dickinson Characters: 501

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:03


Wait till the majesty of Death

Invests so mean a brow!

Almost a powdered footman

Might dare to touch it now!

Wait till in everlasting robes

This democrat is dressed,

Then prate about "preferment"

And "station" and the rest!

Ar

ound this quiet courtier

Obsequious angels wait!

Full royal is his retinue,

Full purple is his state!

A lord might dare to lift the hat

To such a modest clay,

Since that my Lord, "the Lord of lords"

Receives unblushingly!

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