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

Part Five: The Single Hound

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THE BIBLE is an antique volume
Written by faded men,
At the suggestion of Holy Spectres—
Subjects—Bethlehem—
Eden—the ancient Homestead—        5
Satan—the Brigadier,
Judas—the great Defaulter,
David—the Troubadour.
Sin—a distinguished Precipice
Others must resist,        10
Boys that “believe”
Are very lonesome—
Other boys are “lost.”
Had but the tale a warbling Teller
All the boys would come—        15
Orpheus’ sermon captivated,
It did not condemn.

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