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America needs her own poems


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America needs her own poems, in her own spirit body and spirit, different from all the rest hitherto—freer,, more muscular, than the any hitherto ^comprehending more, and unspeakably grander.—Not the importations, or any thing in the spirit of the importations aloof and in These States exiles;—not the superb, chronicles, faultless, and rich, perennial ^ as they are and deserve to be in their native lands from ^of the past events and characters of Europe—nothing f not the current products of imaginative persons, with tropes, likenesses, piano music, and smooth rhymesnor of

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