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The butterfly obtains

The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
Though favorably mentioned
In Entomology

Because he travels freely
And wears a proper coat
The circumspect are certain
That he is dissolute

Had he the homely scutcheon
Of modest Industry
‘Twere fitter certifying
For Immortality

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Poem The butterfly obtains - Emily Dickinson