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Including
Sands at Seventy, Good Bye My Fancy
Old Age Echoes, and A Backward Glance

O'er Travel'd Roads

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1855, 1856, 1860, 1867
1871, 1876, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1888, 1891

BY WALT WHITMAN

COPYRIGHT

1897

BY RICHARD MAURICE BUCKE

THOMAS B. HARNED AND HORACE L. TRAUBEL

LITERARY EXECUTORS OF WALT WHITMAN

ENTERED AT STATIONERS HALL

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,

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