Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 223a
[The] A Diamond on
the Hand
To Custom Common
Subsides from its'
The Gem were
best unknown '
Within a Seller's
How many sight
and sigh
And cannot, but
are mad with fear
H 223b

That any other buy.
Lest some one else
Lest Richer People
buy -

H 223

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