by Emily Dickinson
“There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!”
Emily Dickinson died on this day in 1886, you can read more of her work through Surrey Libraries.
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