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Quotation by Walt Whitman
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, Till rising and gliding out, I wander'd off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.
Walt Whitman (1819–1892), U.S. poet. When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer (l. 5–8). . .
The Complete Poems [Walt Whitman]. Francis Murphy, ed. (1975; repr. 1986) Penguin Books.
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