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Ah, not this granite dead and cold


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Beyond this Ah, not this granite dead and cold.

Beyond this Ah not theis granite dead and cold, Far, far far from this base and shaft expanding—the 
  round zones circling, comprehending,
No lurid fame exceptional, nor monstrous intellect, nor conquest's dominations c Thou, Washington, aret ^all the world's, humanity's freedom's  
  Freedom's, Law's, —not yours alone, America
Thy fame, (no lurid fame exceptional, for the nor 
  intellect, nor conquest's domination,)
By deathless waves of emanation the race's 
  common ownership,
Europe's, ^as well, in castle or in cot laborer's cot—the 
  Arab's in his tent—the African's,
Old Asia's there with venerable smile seated 
  amid the past,
(Greets the antique the hero new? 'tis but the  
  same—the eternal heart and arm—the 
  heir legitimate
Courage, alertness, patience, hope, the same— 
  e'en in defeat defeated not, the same;)
No lurid fame exceptional, nor monstrous intellect, nor conquest's domination;) Through teeming cities' streets, indoors or out, 
  factories or farms,
Where'er ship sails, or house is built on land, 
  or night or day,
Now, or to come, or past—where patriot 
  bra wills existed or exist
Wherever Freedom, pois'd by toleration, sway'd by Law, Rising or risen, of thee are monuments there are is thy monumentst.
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