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Poem by Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


The Book of Martyrs


Read, sweet, how others strove,
Till we are stouter;
What they renounced,
Till we are less afraid;
How many times they bore
The faithful witness,
Till we are helped,
As if a kingdom cared!

Read then of faith
That shone above the fagot;
Clear strains of hymn
The river could not drown;
Brave names of men
And celestial women,
Passed out of record
Into renown!



Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's other poems:
  1. Psalm of the Day
  2. Dare You See a Soul
  3. Exclusion
  4. To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave
  5. Unreturning


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