Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

Expectation—is Contentment -

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Expectation—is Contentment—
Gain—Satiety—
But Satiety—Conviction
Of Necessity

Of an Austere trait in Pleasure—
Good, without alarm
Is a too established Fortune—
Danger—deepens Sum—
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