I HEARD that you ask’d for something to prove this puzzle, the New World,
And to define America, her athletic Democracy;
Therefore I send you my poems, that you behold in them what you wanted.

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  1. Karen Stoddart says:

    I feel that Walt Whitmans Inscription here is a valued statement of the very active changing societal times. He has intent to voice as an artist, that, of which he witnesses as a profound forebearer of truth of the journey and direction of life’s society at this time.

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