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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
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Emily Dickinson: A Biography

Milton Meltzer - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 128 pages
...the right book reaching the right mind at just the right moment is voiced in one of Emily's poems: He ate and drank the precious Words— His Spirit...the dingy Days And this Bequest of Wings Was but a Book—What Liberty A loosened spirit brings— Once, jokingly, she sent someone a prose valentine...
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Barron's New York State Grade 8 English Language Arts Test

Michael Greenberg - Study Aids - 2006 - 244 pages
...the Precious Words By Emily Dickinson He ate and drank the precious words. His spirit grew robust1; He knew no more that he was poor, Nor that his frame was dust. He danced along the dingy days, And his bequest2 of wings Was but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings! 1. This poem is mostly...
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Burning Books

Haig A. Bosmajian - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 233 pages
...languages and emperors'" (Rev. 10:8-11). Poetically, Emily Dickinson writes of words being eaten and drunk: He ate and drank the precious Words — His Spirit grew robust — He knew no more than he was poor, Nor that his frame was Dust — He danced along the dingy Days, And this Bequest...
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Emily Dickinson's Shakespeare

Páraic Finnerty - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...concur: one suggests, "There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us Lands away" (Fi286); the other says "this Bequest of Wings / Was but a Book - What Liberty / A loosened Spirit brings -" ^1593). Further, the cultural requirement that she read a "wicked" Shakespeare exposed the poet...
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Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited

Dorothy W. Martyn - Family & Relationships - 2007 - 170 pages
...without this constant companion. Perhaps it is appropriate to let Dickinson speak for me at the outset: He ate and drank the precious Words — His Spirit...but a Book — What Liberty A loosened spirit brings — (#1587) Acknowledgments In the writing of this book, my indebtedness to others is "manifold," as...
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