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Browse alphabetically through more than 9,000 words in Dickinson’s poetry, as defined in the Emily Dickinson Lexicon, based in part on her dictionary, Webster's 1844 American Dictionary of the English Language.
Your - Riches - taught me - poverty!
Myself, a "Millionaire"
In little - wealths - as Girls can boast -
Till broad as "Buenos Ayre" -
You drifted your Dominions -
A Different - Peru -
And I esteemed - all - poverty -
For Life's Estate - with you!
Of "Mines" - I little know - myself -
But just the names - of Gems -
The Colors - of the Commonest -
And scarce of Diadems -
So much - that did I meet the Queen -
Her glory - I should know -
But this - must be a different wealth -
To miss it - beggars - so!
I'm sure 'tis "India" - all day -
To those who look on you -
Without a stint - without a blame -
Might I - but be the Jew!
I know it is "Golconda" -
Beyond my power to dream -
To have a smile - for mine - each day -
How better - than a Gem!
At least - it solaces - to know -
That there exists - a Gold -
Altho' I prove it, just in time -
It's distance - to behold!
It's far - far - Treasure - to surmise -
And estimate - the Pearl -
That slipped - my simple fingers - thro'
While yet - a Girl - at school!
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