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

Part One: Life

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FINITE to fail, but infinite to venture.
  For the one ship that struts the shore
Many’s the gallant, overwhelmed creature
  Nodding in navies nevermore.

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