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A nation announcing itself


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  [begin leaf 1 recto] A nation announcing itself, I myself make the only growth by which I  
  shall can be appreciated;
I reject none, receive all, reproduce all in modern  
A breed whose testimony is behaviour, What we are, we are . . . nativity is answer enough  
 to all objections,
We wield ourselves as a weapon is wielded, We are powerful and tremendous in ourselves, We are executive by ourselves . . . we are sufficient  
 in the variety of ourselves,
We are the most beautiful to ourselves, and in ourselves, Nothing is sinful to us outside of ourselves . . . pious Whatever or appears, whatever does not appear, we  
 are beautiful or sinful in ourselves.—
  [begin leaf 1 verso]
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