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 —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem The Service without Hope —

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