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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.
Through the strait pass of suffering,
The martyrs even trod,
Their feet upon temptation,
Their foreheads upon God:
A stately, shriven company
Convulsion playing round,
Harmless as streaks of meteor
Upon a planet's bound ;
Their faith, the everlasting troth,
Their expectation sure;
The needle to the North degree,
Wades so, through Polar air,
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