Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H ST 22b
How soft this Prison is
ow sweet these sullen bars
No Despot but the King of Down
Invented this repose

Of Fate if this is All
Has he no added Realm
A Dungeon but a Kinsman is
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H ST 22b

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Transcription and commentary copyright 1996 by Martha Nell Smith, all rights reserved
Last updated on August 28, 1998
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