Quotation by Walt Whitman

What a devil art thou, Poverty! How many desires—how many aspirations after goodness and truth—how many noble thoughts, loving wishes toward our fellows, beautiful imaginings thou hast crushed under thy heel, without remorse or pause!
Walt Whitman (1819–1892), U.S. poet. repr. in Walt Whitman of the New York Aurora, pt. 4 (1950). "Death Of McDonald Clarke," New York Aurora (March 8, 1842).
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