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“It is the speck that makes the cloud that wrecks the vessel, children, yet no one fears a speck.”

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source: The Letters of Emily Dickinson vol 2, ed. by Thomas H. Johnson (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958), 490.

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notes: letter to Louise and Frances Norcross, Dickinson's first cousins, early October 1871

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