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SAYS.

1.

I SAY whatever tastes sweet to the most perfect per-
son, that is finally right.


2.

I SAY nourish a great intellect, a great brain;
If I have said anything to the contrary, I hereby
retract it.


3.

I SAY man shall not hold property in man;
I say the least developed person on earth is just as
important and sacred to himself or herself, as
the most developed person is to himself or her-
self.


4.

I SAY where liberty draws not the blood out of
slavery, there slavery draws the blood out of
liberty,
I say the word of the good old cause in These States,
and resound it hence over the world.




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5.

I SAY the human shape or face is so great, it must
never be made ridiculous;
I say for ornaments nothing outre can be allowed,
And that anything is most beautiful without orna-
ment,
And that exaggerations will be sternly revenged in
your own physiology, and in other persons' phys-
iology also;
And I say that clean-shaped children can be jetted
and conceived only where natural forms prevail
in public, and the human face and form are
never caricatured;
And I say that genius need never more be turned to
romances,
(For facts properly told, how mean appear all
romances.)


6.

I SAY the word of lands fearing nothing—I will
have no other land;
I say discuss all and expose all—I am for every
topic openly;
I say there can be no salvation for These States with-
out innovators—without free tongues, and ears
willing to hear the tongues;
And I announce as a glory of These States, that
they respectfully listen to propositions, reforms,
fresh views and doctrines, from successions of
men and women,
Each age with its own growth.




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7.

I HAVE said many times that materials and the Soul
are great, and that all depends on physique;
Now I reverse what I said, and affirm that all depends
on the æsthetic or intellectual,
And that criticism is great—and that refinement is
greatest of all;
And I affirm now that the mind governs—and that
all depends on the mind.


8.

WITH one man or woman—(no matter which one—
I even pick out the lowest,)
With him or her I now illustrate the whole law;
I say that every right, in politics or what-not, shall be
eligible to that one man or woman, on the same
terms as any.


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