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

Part One: Life

LIX


I TOOK my power in my hand
And went against the world;
’T was not so much as David had,
But I was twice as bold.
  
I aimed my pebble, but myself        5
Was all the one that fell.
Was it Goliath was too large,
Or only I too small?

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