…from the quills of the dead white poets
Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)
All you are doing and saying is to America dangled mirages,
You have not learn’d of Nature – of the politics of Nature
You have not learn’d the great amplitude, rectitude, impartiality,
You have not seen that only such as they are are for these States,
And that what is less than they must sooner or later lift off from these States.