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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part One: Life

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I WORKED for chaff, and earning wheat
  Was haughty and betrayed.
What right had fields to arbitrate
  In matters ratified?
  
I tasted wheat,—and hated chaff,        5
  And thanked the ample friend;
Wisdom is more becoming viewed
  At distance than at hand.

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