THAT short, potential stir
That each can make, but once;
That bustle so illustrious
’T is almost consequence,
Is the éclat of death.
Oh, thou unknown renown
That not a beggar would accept,
Had he the power to spurn!
First print Time and Eternity XIII, 13
Johnson 1307 | Franklin 1363
■→Poems, first print by Higginson and Todd, page 122;
Object-of-thought stanza thematic arrangement.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
The world may never have seen her original handwriting, if her skill was taken for supernatural. Feel welcome to Poems by Emily Dickinson prepared for print by Teresa Pelka: thematic stanzas, notes on the Greek and Latin inspiration, the correlative with Webster 1828, and the Aristotelian motif, Things perpetual — these are not in time, but in eternity.