| Quote #1
There is no Frigate like a Book
These opening lines basically give away the main gist of the poem – reading a book carries our imaginations far away, even if our bodies remain in the same place.
| Quote #2
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Here, Dickinson inserts a clever play on words: "prancing Poetry" matches up with the image of the written page as a lively horse ready to trot off with you, but it also plays upon the idea that lines of poetry have metrical "feet," or sets of syllables, that can also "prance."
| Quote #3
How frugal is the Chariot
These final lines emphasize the tremendous importance and power of the written word – the book is the "Chariot" that carries away our souls to far-off lands. That's pretty precious cargo.