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I Was Looking a Long While.

Part of the cluster AUTUMN RIVULETS.


I WAS looking a long while for Intentions, For a clew to the history of the past for myself, and for these  
 chants—and now I have found it,
It is not in those paged fables in the libraries, (them I neither  
 accept nor reject,)
It is no more in the legends than in all else, It is in the present—it is this earth to-day, It is in Democracy—(the purport and aim of all the past,) It is the life of one man or one woman to-day—the average man  
 of to-day,
It is in languages, social customs, literatures, arts, It is in the broad show of artificial things, ships, machinery, poli- 
 tics, creeds, modern improvements, and the interchange of  
All for the modern—all for the average man of to-day.

Part of the cluster AUTUMN RIVULETS.

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