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To the States,

Part of the cluster BY THE ROADSIDE.


To Identify the 16th, 17th, or 18th Presidentiad.

WHY reclining, interrogating? why myself and all drowsing? What deepening twilight—scum floating atop of the waters,   [ begin page 219 ]ppp.00707.227.jpg Who are they as bats and night-dogs askant in the capitol? What a filthy Presidentiad! (O South, your torrid suns! O North, 
 your arctic freezings!)
Are those really Congressmen? are those the great Judges? is that  
 the President?
Then I will sleep awhile yet, for I see that these States sleep, for  
(With gathering murk, with muttering thunder and lambent shoots  
 we all duly awake,
South, North, East, West, inland and seaboard, we will surely  

Part of the cluster BY THE ROADSIDE.

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