Walking with Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Inscriptions – “To the States”

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Walking with Walt Whitman
A daily installment from Leaves of Grass

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“To the States”

To the States or any one of them, or any city of the States,
         Resist much, obey little,
Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved,
Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty.

~ ❦ ~

Leaves of Grass – Wikisource
Image – Walt Whitman, age 35, from the frontispiece to Leaves of Grass,
Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y., steel engraving by Samuel Hollyer from a lost daguerreotype by Gabriel Harrison (my frame) ~ Wikipedia

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