poems sent from dickinson to elizabeth holland

To Dr. Holland
From ED

Not all die early, dying young -
Maturity of Fate
Is consummated equally
In Ages, or a Night -

A Hoary Boy, I've known to drop
Whole statured - by the side
Of Junior of Fourscore - 'twas Act
Not Period - that died.

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