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'Tis One by One the Father counts

‘Tis One by One the Father counts
And then a Tract between
Set Cypherless to teach the Eye
The Value of its Ten

Until the peevish Student
Acquire the Quick of Skill
Then Numerals are dowered back
Adorning all the Rule

‘Tis mostly Slate and Pencil
And Darkness on the School
Distracts the Children’s fingers
Still the Eternal Rule

Regards least Cypherer alike
With Leader of the Band
And every separate Urchin’s Sum
Is fashioned for his hand

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Poem 'Tis One by One the Father counts - Emily Dickinson