How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog,
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily adored her father, who was a lawyer, and who was so important to the small townthey lived in that he was nominated for Lieutenant Governor which he declined from. A trip with her father to Washington and Philadelphia was probably what determined the course of her life. After their return, Emily became a recluse. Rarely seen, Emily would sit at the door when her favorite music was played. She was fiercly protected by her sister Lavinia, and remained a virtual hermit until her death. Emily died on May 15, 1886 from Bright's disease.
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