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Quotation by Walt Whitman
Vigil strange I kept on the field one night; When you my son and my comrade dropt at my side that day, One look I but gave which your dear eyes return'd with a look I shall never forget, One touch of your hand to mine O boy, reach'd up as you lay on the ground,
Walt Whitman (1819–1892), U.S. poet. Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night (l. 1–4). . .
The Complete Poems [Walt Whitman]. Francis Murphy, ed. (1975; repr. 1986) Penguin Books.
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