poems sent from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry -
This Travel may the poorest take
Without offence of Toll -
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human soul.

2. us] one
5. Travel] Traverse
6. offence] oppress

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