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The butterfly obtains

Emily Dickinson

1685

The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
Though favorably mentioned
In Entomology—

Because he travels freely
And wears a proper coat
The circumspect are certain
That he is dissolute—

Had he the homely scutcheon
Of modest Industry
'Twere fitter certifying
For Immortality—

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 19 Sep 2018 7:18 AM | Viewed: 8018 times

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