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

Part Two: Nature

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LIKE mighty footlights burned the red
At bases of the trees,—
The far theartricals of day
Exhibiting to these.
  
’T was universe that did applaud        5
While, Chiefest of the crowd,
Enabled by his royal dress,
Myself distinguished God.

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