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

Part Five: The Single Hound

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THE RIGHT to perish might be thought
An undisputed right,
Attempt it, and the Universe upon the opposite
Will concentrate its officers—
You cannot even die,        5
But Nature and Mankind must pause
To pay you scrutiny.

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