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" He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, Nor that his frame was dust. He danced along the dingy days, And this bequest of wings Was but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings! "
The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture - Page 3647
edited by - 1917
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Connecticut Public Library Document

Connecticut. Public Library Committee - 1893
...is of little value to anyone. The right book in the hands of the right man may be of untold value. He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew...but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings! Emily Dickinson How much pleasure and profit alas do we take from good books, and how slight the return...
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School Education, Volume 17

1898
...not soon be removed by the hand of a "Britisher." "One touch of Nature makes the whole world kin." He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew...but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings! • — Emily Dickinson. Syntax or Literature— Which ? EMMA I.. TREVETTE At a Latin conference a...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...one of these four ends conduce, For wisdom, piety, delight, or use. Sm JOHN DENHAM— Of Prudence. 10 . Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 43. 21 Amici vitium ni feras, facis tuum. If EMILY DICKINSON — A Book. 11 There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers...
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The Ohio Bulletin of Charities and Correction, Volumes 22-23

Charities - 1916
...EFFICIENCY. FORMER CHIEF CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI A CHILDREN'S HOME LIBRARY "He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, Xor that his frame was dust. He danced along the dingy days, And this bequest of wings Was but a book....
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Libraries: A Monthly Review of Library Matters and Methods, Volume 27

Libraries - 1922
...Dickinson should have been a librarian ; she knew so well what the book can do. Listen again : — He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew...but a book! What liberty A loosened spirit brings! To paraphrase Stevenson : The world is so full of a number of things Which thru books we can savor...
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Dickinson: Strategies of Limitation

Jane Donahue Eberwein - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 308 pages
...experience offers insight into the way she used other people's writing as a source of ego strength: "He ate and drank the precious Words — / His Spirit...more that he was poor, / Nor that his frame was Dust — " (p 1587). This character suffers from typical Dickinsonian constraints: poverty, sterile routine,...
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Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson - Fiction - 1993 - 96 pages
...Beware, lest this little brook of life Some burning noon go dry! He ate and drank the precious WordsHis Spirit grew robust— He knew no more that he was...a Book— What Liberty A loosened spirit brings— He touched me, so I live to know That such a day, permitted so, I groped upon his breast It was a boundless...
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The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson - Poetry - 1994 - 214 pages
...weep, So short a thing to sigh; And yet by trades the size of these We men and women die! 64 A Book: l He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew...this bequest of wings Was but a book. What liberty A Book: 2 There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page Of prancing...
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Getting Kids Hooked on Literature: A Hands-on Guide to Making Literature ...

Jamie Whitfield - Children - 1997 - 136 pages
...Lillian who, long after leaving the classroom, continues teaching life's valuable lessons. Precious Words He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew...but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings! — Emily Dickinson Table of Contents Preface 12 Chapter One — Introduction 15 Chapter Two — Conversations,...
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Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling

James W. Sire - Religion - 2000 - 263 pages
...different; we can't show this in any way, because the furniture of each mind is beyond the access A Book He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew...but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings! EMILY DICKINSON Poems of any other mind); of course the present realization of this mind is just that...
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