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Quotation by Emily Dickinson
There's a certain Slant of light,
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes—
Emily Dickinson (1830–1886), U.S. poet. repr. in The Complete Poems, no. 258, Harvard variorum edition (1955). There's a Certain Slant of Light, st. 1 (written c. 1861, published 1890).
The word "heft" was altered to "weight" in the first edition of Dickinson's verse, edited in 1890 by Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd.
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