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Title: The florid rich

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00673

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The florid rich, first? phases of poetry, as in the Oriental poems, the Bible—Arabian Nights Tales of the Genii, Ossian, the Indians of America, (Logan,)

—Song of Spring from the Persian

The primitive poets, their [illegible]subjects, their style, all assimilate.—Very ancient poetry, of the Hebrew prophets, of Ossian, of the Hindu fathers bar singers ^and extatics, ^of the Greeks states, of the American aborigines, of the old ^Persians and Chinese, and the Scandinavian sagas, all resemble each other

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