The Service without Hope

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



The Service without Hope—
Is tenderest, I think—
Because 'tis unsustained
By stint—Rewarded Work—

Has impetus of Gain—
And impetus of Goal—
There is no Diligence like that
That knows not an Until—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Stanza Lengths 4, 4

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