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

Part One: Life

LXXXV


SUPERIORITY to fate
  Is difficult to learn.
’T is not conferred by any,
  But possible to earn
  
A pittance at a time,        5
  Until, to her surprise,
The soul with strict economy
  Subsists till Paradise.

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