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Walt Whitman - When I peruse the Conquer’d Fame.

WHEN I peruse the conquer’d fame of heroes, and the victories of mighty generals, I
    do not
	envy
	the generals, 
Nor the President in his Presidency, nor the rich in his great house; 
But when I hear of the brotherhood of lovers, how it was with them, 
How through life, through dangers, odium, unchanging, long and long, 
Through youth, and through middle and old age, how unfaltering, how affectionate and
    faithful
	they
	were,
Then I am pensive—I hastily walk away, fill’d with the bitterest envy.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 25. When I peruse the Conquer’d Fame.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 3. Calamus
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: May 11 2004
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