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

Part Five: The Single Hound

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THE STARS are old, that stood for me—
The West a little worn,
Yet newer glows the only Gold
I ever cared to earn—
Presuming on that lone result        5
Her infinite disdain,
But vanquished her with my defeat,
’T was Victory was slain.

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