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The three or four poets


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  [begin leaf 1 recto] The great three or four poets ^of the stretch of the are well . . . . the wellknown  
  names of leaders and inventors . . . .  
 the rich owners and the ^pious and distinguished; —may be well, ?
But what are of all the rest?—Are Is there  
 none of account but ^of poets and the distinguished  
 and the [illegible] the owners ^and pious? ?
Are the ignorant and wicked nothing? Are the interminable races hordes of Asia and  
 Africa nothing
Are the [illegible] common people of Europe  
  and America nothing?
Are the American aborigines and the neg nothing? Are Is the a zZambo and the or a ^foreheadless cCrowfoot  
 or the a Camanche nothing?
Is the a wretched young polluted man, thievish, —a thief,  
 uneducated, polluted, rank, swiftly  
 dying with the polluting rank sickness, nothing?
Is the Are the infected in the immigrant  
 hospital nothing?
Are the perpetual successions of  
 shallow persons and frivolous persons nothing?
  [begin leaf 1 verso]
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