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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

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THE SOUL unto itself
Is an imperial friend,—
Or the most agonizing spy
An enemy could send.
  
Secure against its own,        5
No treason it can fear;
Itself its sovereign, of itself
The soul should stand in awe.

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