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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born 10 December 1830 in Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States to Edward Dickinson (1803-1874) and Emily Elizabeth Norcross (1804-1882) and died 15 May 1886 Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes.

They shut me up in Prose –
As when a little Girl
They put me in the Closet –
Because they liked me "still" –

Still! Could themself have peeped –
And seen my Brain – go round –
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason – in the Pound –

Emily Dickinson, c. 1862








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