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Off Topic/Non-philatelic Disc. : From Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

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philb
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25 Jun 2020
07:50:50pm

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This is what you shall do:Love the earth and the sun and the animals , despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others,hate tyrants,argue not concerning God,have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown to any man or number of men.
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26 Jun 2020
07:45:33pm
re: From Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

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"take off your hat to nothing known or unknown to any man or number of men"

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Hmmmmm. To me, this last phrase compromises the sincerity of what precedes it.

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philb
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26 Jun 2020
08:15:56pm

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Would Walt really care ?

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ernieinjax
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27 Jun 2020
06:09:45am
re: From Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

I find Whitman to be too self indulgent and introspective. He often sounds like one long pity party. I'll take Mark Twain any day!

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