"Faithful to the end" Amended

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"Faithful to the end" Amended by Emily Dickinson

"Faithful to the end" Amended
From the Heavenly Clause —
Constancy with a Proviso
Constancy abhors —

"Crowns of Life" are servile Prizes
To the stately Heart,
Given for the Giving, solely,
No Emolument.

"Faithful to the end" Amended
From the Heavenly clause —
Lucrative indeed the offer
But the Heart withdraws —

"I will give" the base Proviso —
Spare Your "Crown of Life" —
Those it fits, too fair to wear it —
Try it on Yourself —

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.


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