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Title: Bravo, Paris Exposition!

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: September 28, 1889

Whitman Archive ID: per.00026

Source: Harper's Weekly 33 (28 September 1889): 774. Our transcription is based on a digital image of an original issue. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the periodical poems, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, April Lambert, Heather Morton, Leslie Ianno, Ramon Guerra, and Susan Belasco

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ADD to your show, before you close it, France,
With all the rest, visible, concrete, temples, tow-
ers, goods, machines, and ores,
Our sentiment wafted from many million heart-
throbs, ethereal, but solid,
(We grandsons and great-grandsons do not for-
get your grandsires),
From fifty Nations and nebulous Nations com-
pacted, sent over sea to-day,
America's applause, love, memories, and good-


1. Reprinted in Good-Bye My Fancy (1891). [back]


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