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It came his turn to beg—

Emily Dickinson

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It came his turn to beg—
The begging for the life
Is different from another Alms
'Tis Penury in Chief—

I scanned his narrow realm
I gave him leave to live
Lest Gratitude revive the snake
Though smuggled his reprieve

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 21 Jul 2018 5:26 AM | Viewed: 6870 times

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