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    Emily Dickinson - I Died For Beauty

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    Emily Dickinson - I Died For Beauty - Read by Julie Harris

    I Died For Beauty
    by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    I died for beauty, but was scarce
    Adjusted in the tomb,
    When one who died for truth was lain
    In an adjoining room.

    He questioned softly why I failed?
    "For beauty," I replied.
    "And I for truth - themselves are one;
    We brethren are," he said.

    And so, as kinsmen met a night,
    We talked between the rooms,
    Until the moss had reached our lips,
    And covered up our names.