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COME, SAID MY SOUL,
SUCH VERSES FOR MY BODY LET US WRITE, (FOR WE ARE ONE)
THAT SHOULD I AFTER DEATH INVISIBLY RETURN,
OR, LONG, LONG HENCE, IN OTHER SPHERES,
THERE TO SOME GROUP OF MATES THE CHANTS RESUMING,
(TALLYING EARTH'S Soil, TREES, WINDS, TUMULTUOUS WAVES,)
EVER WITH PLEAS'D SMILE I MAY KEEP ON,
EVER AND EVER YET THE VERSES OWNING— AS, FIRST, I HERE AND NOW,
SIGNING FOR SOUL AND BODY, SET TO THEM MY NAME,

Nae-Whitman

AUTHOR'S NOTE FROM 1891-2 EDITION. As there are now several editions of L. of G., different texts and dates, I wish to say that I prefer and recommend this present one, complete, for future printing, if there should be any; a copy and fac-simile, indeed, of the text of these 438 pages. The subsequent adjusting interval which is so important to form'd and launch'd work, books especially, has pass'd ; and waiting till fully after that, I have given (pages 423-438) my concluding words.

W. W.

These concluding words appear on pp. 433-446 of the present edition.

CONTENTS.

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THOU READER

STARTING FROM PAUMANOK

SONG OF MYSELF

CHILDREN OF ADAM.

TO THE GARDEN THE WORLD

FROM PENT-UP ACHING RIVERS

I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC

A WOMAN WAITS FOR ME

SPONTANEOUS ME .

ONE HOUR TO MADNESS AND JOY

OUT OF THE ROLLING OCEAN THE CROWD

AGES AND Ages RETURNING AT INTERVALS

We Two, How LONG WE WERE FOOL'D

O HYMEN! O HYMENEE!.

I AM HE THAT ACHES WITH Love

NATIVE MOMENTS

ONCE I PASS'D THROUGH A POPULOUS City

I HEARD YOU SOLEMN-SWEET PIPES OF THE ORGAN .

FACING WEST FROM CALIFORNIA'S SHORES

AS ADAM EARLY IN THE MORNING

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SONG OF THE UNIVERSAL.

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PIONEERS! O PIONEERS !

To You .

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