The agreeable eye

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Put down the apple Adam

It might be easier / to fail - with Land in Sight - / Than gain - my Blue Peninsula - / To perish - of Delight

Mortality is fatal
Gentility is fine
Rascality, heroic
Insolvency, sublime


A coward will remain, Sir
Until the fight is done;
But an immortal hero
Will take his hat and run…

—Emily Dickinson
No. 21

  1. This entry’s title is from the same poem; the stanza runs:

    Put down the apple Adam
    And come away with me
    So shal’t thou have a pippin
    From off my Father’s tree!


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