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aims American appear artistic beautiful body breath bring called character common conventional critic culture death democracy democratic divine earth effects elements Emerson emotion equal evil eyes face fact faith feel final follow forces give ground hand hold human ideal ideas impression kind land laws Leaves of Grass less letter lines literary literature lives look mass material matter meaning merely mind mother nature never objects personality poems poet poetic poetry present qualities race reader reality relation religion says seems seen sense side social soul speaks spirit stand standards strong suggestion taste things thought tion touch true turn universal vital voice Walt Whitman Whit Whitman whole wounded writing young
Página 50 - I look where he lies, white-faced and still, in the coffin — I draw near; I bend down, and touch lightly with my lips the white face in the coffin." Perhaps the most noteworthy of Whitman's war poems is the one called " When Lilacs last in the Door-Yard bloomed,
Página 288 - My comrade! For you to share with me two greatnesses — And a third one, rising inclusive and more resplendent, The greatness of Love and Democracy — and the greatness of Religion." It is hardly necessary to say that the religion which Whitman celebrates is not any form of ecclesiasticism. It
Página 111 - all your well-fill'd shelves, yet needed most, I bring. Forth from the war emerging, a book I have made, The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything, A book separate, not link'd with the rest nor felt by the intellect, But you, ye untold latencies will thrill to every page.
Página 131 - however calm these waters, we must not anchor here. However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us we are permitted to receive it but a little while. "Allons! With power, liberty, the earth, the elements! Health, defiance, gayety, self-esteem, curiosity; Allons! from all formulas! From your formulas,
Página 287 - all the stars in the sky are for Religion's sake." All our ostensible realities, our art, our literature, our business pursuits, etc., are but fuel to religion. "For not all matter is fuel to heat, impalpable flame, the essential life of the earth, Any more than such are to Religion.
Página 80 - moved away to distant continents, and fallen down there, for reasons, I think I have blown with you, O winds, O waters, I have fingered every shore with you." II The work springs from the modern democratic conception of society, — of absolute social equality. It embodies the modern scientific conception of the universe, as distinguished from the old
Página 97 - if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age."' Heroism " is the avowal of the unschooled man that he finds a quality in him that is negligent of expense,
Página 180 - you vivified yourself from the maternity of these States? Have you, too, the old, ever-fresh forbearance and impartiality ? What is this you bring my America? Is it uniform with my country? Is it not something that has been better done or told before
Página 173 - The earth does not argue, Is not pathetic, has no arrangements, Does not scream, haste, persuade, threaten, promise, Makes no discriminations, has no conceivable failures, Closes nothing, refuses nothing, shuts none out. Of all the powers, objects, states, it notifies, shuts none out.