poems sent from dickinson to jackson

To be forgot by thee
Surpasses Memory
Of other minds
The Heart cannot forget
Unless it contemplate
What it declines
I was regarded then
Raised from the oblivion
A single time
To be remembered what -
Worthy to be forgot
Is my renown

5. Unless] Until         10-11] for one must recollect
7. regarded]considered         before it can forget
9. single] royal -/ signal -/      12] My low renown

hallowed             12. Is my] My one -/ meek/ wan

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