letters from dickinson to frances and louise norcross


TO: Louise and Frances Norcross

. . . I think of your little parlor as the poets once thought of Windermere, - peace, sunshine, and books.

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take,
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears the human soul!

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