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

Part One: Life

CXIX


TO lose one’s faith surpasses
  The loss of an estate,
Because estates can be
  Replenished,—faith cannot.
  
Inherited with life,        5
  Belief but once can be;
Annihilate a single clause,
  And Being ’s beggary.

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