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Title: America

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: February 11, 1888

Publication information: New York Herald 11 February 1888: 4.

Source: Our transcription is based on a digital image of a microfilm copy of an original issue.

Whitman Archive ID: per.00081

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, April Lambert, and Susan Belasco




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AMERICA.1

Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,
All, all alike endear'd, grown, ungrown, young
or old,
Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,
Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law
and Love,
A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother,
Chair'd in the adamant of Time.
WALT WHITMAN.

Notes:

1. Reprinted in the "Sands at Seventy" annex to Leaves of Grass (1888). [back]


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