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Leaves of Grass (1882)

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Leaves of Grass  (1882) 
by Walt Whitman

First Philadelphia edition of Whitman's 1881 recension

Leaves


of



Grass


PHILADELPHIA,

REES WELSH & CO.,

No. 23 South Ninth Street.

1882.


Copyright 1881

By WALT WHITMAN

All rights reserved


SHERMAN & CO., PRINTERS,
PHILADELPHIA.


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CONTENTS.




INSCRIPTIONS. PAGE
One's-Self I Sing 9
As I Ponder'd in Silence 9
In Cabin'd Ships at Sea 10
To Foreign Lands 11
To A Historian 11
To Thee Old Cause 11
Eidólons 12
For Him I Sing 14
When I Read the Book 14
Beginning My Studies 14
Beginners 15
To The States 15
On Journeys through The States 15
To a Certain Cantatrice 16
Me Imperturbe 16
Savantism 16
The Ship Starting 16
I Hear America Singing 17
What Place is Besieged? 17
Still though the One I Sing 17
Shut not Your Doors 17
Poets to Come 18
To You 18
Thou Reader 18
Starting from Paumanok 18
Song of Myself 29
CHILDREN OF ADAM.
To The Garden the World 79
From Pent-up Aching Rivers 79
I Sing the Body Electric 81
A Woman Waits for Me 88
Spontaneous Me 89
One Hour to Madness and Joy 91
Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowd 92
Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals 92
We Two, How Long We were Fool'd 93
Hymen! O Hymenee! 93
I am He that Aches with Love 93
Native Moments 94
Once I Pass'd through a Populous City 94
I Heard You Solemn-Sweet Pipes of the Organ 94
Facing West from California's Shores 95
As Adam Early in the Morning 95
CALAMUS
In Paths Untrodden 95
Scented Herbage of My Breast 96
Whoever You are Holding Me Now in Hand 97
For You O Democracy 99
These I Singing in Spring 99
Not Heaving from my Ribb'd Breast Only 100
Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances 101
The Base of All Metaphysics 101
Recorders Ages Hence 102
When I Heard at the Close of the Day 102
Are You the New Person Drawn toward Me? 103
Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone 103
Not Heat Flames up and Consumes 104
Trickle Drops 104
City of Orgies 105
Behold This Swarthy Face 105
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing 105
To A Stranger 106
This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful 106
I Hear It was Charged against Me 107
The Prairie-Grass (1882) Dividing 107
When I Peruse the Conquer'd Fame 107
We Two Boys together Clinging 108
A Promise to California 108
Here the Frailest Leaves of Me 108
No Labor-Saving Machine 108
A Glimpse 109
A Leaf for Hand in Hand 109
Earth My Likeness 109
I Dream'd in a Dream 109
What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand? 110
To the East and to the West 110
Sometimes with One I Love 110
To A Western Boy 110
Fast-Anchor'd Eternal O Love 111
Among the Multitude 111
O You whom I Often and Silently Come 111
That Shadow My Likeness 111
Full of Life now 111
Salut au Monde! 112
Song of the Open Road 120
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 129
Song of the Answerer 134
Our Old Feuillage 138
A Song of Joys 142
Song of the Broad-Axe 148
Song of the Exposition 157
Song of the Redwood-Tree 165
A Song for Occupations 169
A Song of the Rolling Earth 176
Youth, Day, Old Age, and Night 180
BIRDS OF PASSAGE.
Song of the Universal 181
Pioneers! O Pioneers! 183
To You 186
France the 18th Year of These States 188
Myself and Mine 189
Year of Meteors (1859-60) 190
With Antecedents 191
A Broadway Pageant 193
SEA-DRIFT.
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking 196
As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life 202
Tears 204
To the Man-of-War-Bird 204
Aboard at a Ship's Helm 205
On the Beach at Night 205
The World Below the Brine 206
On the Beach at Night Alone 207
Song for All Seas, All Ships 207
Patroling Barnegat 208
After the Sea-Ship 209
BY THE ROADSIDE.
A Boston Ballad—1854 209
Europe the 72d and 73d Years of These States 211
A Hand-Mirror 213
Gods 213
Germs 214
Thoughts 214
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer 214
Perfections 214
O Me! O Life! 215
To a President 215
I Sit and Look Out 215
To Rich Givers 216
The Dalliance of the Eagles 216
Roaming in Thought 216
A Farm Picture 216
A Child's Amaze 217
The Runner 217
Beautiful Women 217
Mother and Babe 217
Thought 217
Visor'd 217
Thought 217
Gliding o'er All 218
Hast Never Come to Thee an Hour 218
Thought 218
To Old Age 218
Locations and Times 218
Offerings 218
To Identify the 16th, 17th or 18th Presidentiad 218
DRUM-TAPS.
First O Songs for a Prelude 219
Eighteen Sixty-One 221
Beat! Beat! Drums! 222
From Paumanok Starting I Fly like a Bird 222
Song of the Banner at Daybreak 223
Rise O Days from Your Fathomless Deeps 228
Virginia—the West 230
City of Ships 230
The Centenarian's Story 231
Cavalry Crossing a Ford 235
Bivouac on a Mountain Side 235
An Army Corps on the March 236
By the Bivouac's Fitful Flame 236
Come Up from the Fields Father 236
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night 238
A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest 239
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim 240
As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woods 240
Not the Pilot 241
Year that Trembled and Reel'd Beneath Me 241
The Wound-Dresser 241
Long, too Long America 244
Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun 244
Dirge for Two Veterans 246
Over the Carnage Rose Prophetic a Voice 247
I Saw Old General at Bay 247
The Artilleryman's Vision 248
Ethiopia Saluting the Colors 249
Not Youth Pertains to Me 249
Race of Veterans 250
World Take Good Notice 250
O Tan-Faced Prairie-Boy 250
Look Down Fair Moon 250
Reconciliation 250
How Solemn as One by One 251
As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Camerado 251
Delicate Cluster 252
To A Certain Civilian 252
Lo, Victress on the Peaks 252
Spirit whose Work is Done 253
Adieu to a Soldier 253
Turn O Libertad 254
To the Leaven'd Soil They Trod 254
MEMORIES OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd 255
O Captain, My Captain 262
Hush'd be the Camps To-day 263
This Dust was Once the Man 263
By Blue Ontario's Shore 264
Reversals 276
AUTUMN RIVULETS.
As Consequent 277
The Return of the Heroes 278
There was a Child Went Forth 282
Old Ireland 284
The City Dead-House 284
This Compost 285
To A Foil'd European Revolutionaire 287
Unnamed Lands 288
Song of Prudence 289
The Singer in the Prison 292
Warble for Lilac-Time 293
Outlines for a Tomb 294
Out from Behind This Mask 296
Vocalism 297
To Him That was Crucified 298
You Felons on Trial in Courts 298
Laws for Creations 299
To A Common Prostitute 299
I was Looking a Long While 300
Thought 300
Miracles 301
Sparkles From the Wheel 301
To A Pupil 302
Unfolded Out of the Folds 302
What am I After All 303
Kosmos 303
Others may Praise What They Like 304
Who Learns My Lesson Complete 304
Tests 305
The Torch 305
O Star of France (1870–71) 306
The Ox-Tamer 307
An Old Man's Thought of School 308
Wandering at Morn 308
Italian Music in Dakota 309
With All Thy Gifts 309
My Picture-Gallery 310
The Prairie States 310
Proud Music of the Storm 310
Passage to India 315
Prayer of Columbus 323
The Sleepers 325
Transpositions 332
To Think of Time 333
WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH.
Barest Thou Now O Soul 338
Whispers of Heavenly Death 338
Chanting the Square Deific 339
Of Him I Love Day and Night 340
Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours 341
As if a Phantom Caress'd Me 341
Assurances 342
Quicksand Years 342
That Music Always Round Me 343
What Ship Puzzled at Sea 343
A Noiseless Patient Spider 343
O Living Always, Always Dying 344
To One Shortly to Die 344
Night on the Prairies 344
Thought 345
The Last Invocation 346
As I Watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing 346
Pensive and Faltering 346
Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood 346
A Paumanok Picture 351
FROM NOON TO STARRY NIGHT.
Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling 352
Faces 353
The Mystic Trumpeter 356
To A Locomotive in Winter 358
O Magnet-South 359
Mannahatta 360
All is Truth 361
A Riddle Song 362
Excelsior 363
Ah Poverties, Wincings, and Sulky Retreats 364
Thoughts 364
Mediums 364
Weave in, My Hardy Life 365
Spain, 1873–74 365
By Broad Potomac's Shore 366
From Far Dakota's Canons (June 25, 1876) 366
Old War-Dreams 367
Thick-Sprinkled Bunting 367
What Best I See in Thee 368
Spirit That Form'd This Scene 368
As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days 369
A Clear Midnight 369
SONGS OF PARTING.
As the Time Draws Nigh 370
Years of the Modern 370
Ashes of Soldiers 371
Thoughts 373
Song at Sunset 374
As AT Thy Portals Also Death 376
My Legacy 376
Pensive on Her Dead Gazing 377
Camps of Green 377
The Sobbing of the Bells 378
As They Draw to a Close 379
Joy, Shipmate, Joy 379
The Untold Want 379
Portals 379
These Carols 379
Now Finalè to the Shore 380
So Long! 380



This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.