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Quotation by Walt Whitman
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"An Interviewer's Item" Specimen Days and Collect (1882)
A Noiseless Patient Spider
As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life
A man, yet by these tears a little boy again,
Throwing myself on the sand, confronting the waves,
I, chanter of pains and joys, uniter of here and hereafter,
Taking all hints to use them, but swiftly leaping beyond them,
A reminiscence sing.
Walt Whitman (1819–1892), U.S. poet. Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking (l. 18–22). . .
The Complete Poems [Walt Whitman]. Francis Murphy, ed. (1975; repr. 1986) Penguin Books.
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