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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Parting
By Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)
 
MY life closed twice before its close;
  It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
  A third event to me
 
So huge, so hopeless to conceive,        5
  As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
  And all we need of hell.
 
 
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