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

Part Three: Love

XXXVI


MY worthiness is all my doubt,
  His merit all my fear,
Contrasting which, my qualities
  Do lowlier appear;
  
Lest I should insufficient prove        5
  For his beloved need,
The chiefest apprehension
  Within my loving creed.
  
So I, the undivine abode
  Of his elect content,        10
Conform my soul as ’t were a church
  Unto her sacrament.

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