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

Part Five: The Single Hound

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REVERSE cannot befall that fine Prosperity
Whose sources are interior.
As soon Adversity
A diamond overtake,
In far Bolivian ground;        5
Misfortune hath no implement
Could mar it, if it found.

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