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Type: Poet
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 12/10/1830


 

Emily Dickinson Quotes > If I read a book and it makes...

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If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
Emily Dickinson
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