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  • Song of Myself

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  • Walt Whitman

    I celebrate myself, and sing myself,

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  • And what I assume you shall assume,

  • For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

  • Walt Whitman

    I loafe and invite my soul,

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  • I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.

  • Walt Whitman

    My tongue, every atom of my blood, formโ€™d from this soil, this air,

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  • Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their

  • parents the same,

  • I, now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin,

  • Hoping to cease not till death.

  • Walt Whitman

    Creeds and schools in abeyance,

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  • Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten,

  • I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard,

  • Nature without check with original energy.

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  • Walt Whitman

    Houses and rooms are full of perfumes, the shelves are crowded with

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  • perfumes,

  • I breathe the fragrance myself and know it and like it,