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I see who you are


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  [begin leaf 1 recto] Now I see who you are . . if nobody else sees, nor you either, I see not so much that you are the quality as of the President  
  or Judge of the Supreme Court, or a millionaire that you are polite or whitefaced or a citizen of our of the an old states, or a citizen of a new state,
I see less the quality of Alabamian, or Canadian, 
  British, French, ^off there, . . . . or as a Malay or from Africa . . . .
I see forward the or savage ^off there in the woods, the or fisheater in 
  his lair of rocks and sand, the or Chinese ^with his transverse eyes . . . in  
  his roofed boat , ^or . . . . the or wandering nomad, and  
  the or tabounshick at the head of his drove,
I see meMan and womean and children in all I see tThese indoors and outdoors ^I see . . . . and all else ^is is behind them or through them,.— I see the wife . . . . and she is not one jot less than the husband, I see the mother . . . . and she is every bit as much as the fath I see you engineer, laboring person, minister, drunkard,  
  editor, immigrant,
I see you and stand before you, boatmen and sailors sailors, manofwarsmen and merchantmen and coastman [cut away]
I see you and stand before you driver of horses, Son, progenitor   [begin leaf 1 verso] These This are the old new Now for a legend not old, but as new as the newest  
  on the rolling spreading land
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