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

Part Two: Nature

LXXIV


THE BUTTERFLY’S assumption-gown,
In chrysoprase apartments hung,
  This afternoon put on.
  
How condescending to descend,
And be of buttercups the friend        5
  In a New England town!

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