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Original Text: 
Poems (1890-1896) by Emily Dickinson: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Original Volumes Issued in 1890, 1891, and 1896, with an Introduction by George Monteiro (Gainesville, Florida: Scholars' Facsimiles).
1The soul selects her own society,
2Then shuts the door;
6At her low gate;
8Upon her mat.
9I've known her from an ample nation
10Choose one
11Then close the valves of her attention
12Like stone.

Notes

3] On: the existing manuscript version of poem 303, The Manuscript Books of Emily Dickinson, edited by R. W. Franklin in two volumes (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1981: I, 450; PS 1541 A1 1981 ROBA), reads "To". Back to Line
4] Obtrude: the existing manuscript version reads "Present". Back to Line
5] chariot's: the existing manuscript version reads "chariots". Back to Line
7] is: the existing manuscript version reads "be". Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1890
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1997
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