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" I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you, I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at,fhy ease observing a spear of summer grass. "
Selections from the Prose and Poetry of Walt Whitman - Page 104
by Walt Whitman - 1898 - 257 pages
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 5; Volume 36

1855
...Walt Whitman at first proceeds to put his own body and soul into the new versification: "I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume. For every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you." He leaves houses and their shuttered rooms, for the open air. He drops disguise and ceremony, and walks...
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New Outlook, Volume 122

1919
...own personal environment; (2) the ego that sees with himself innumerable counterpart identities, " I celebrate myself and sing myself, And what I assume...For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to yon ;" and (3) in all personality the egotism which is a part of God, the transcendental ego, where...
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Walt Whitman

Richard Maurice Bucke - 1883 - 236 pages
...explains it. The poem is nominally upon himself, but really includes everybody. It begins : ' I celebrate myself. And what I assume, you shall assume ; For every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you.1 In a word, Walt Whitman represents the kosmical man he is the ADAMUS of\ the Nineteenth century...
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Walt Whitman, Poet and Democrat

John Mackinnon Robertson - 1884 - 52 pages
...various passages. But the broad development is obvious. "Walt Whitman " begins thus : I celebrate myself; And what I assume you shall assume; For every atom belonging to me, as good as belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul; I lean and loafe at my ease, observing a spear of summer...
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Walt Whitman, Poet and Democrat

John Mackinnon Robertson - 1884 - 52 pages
...various passages. But the broad development is obvious. "Walt Whitman " begins thus : I celebrate myself; And what I assume you shall assume ; For every atom belonging to me, as good as belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul ; I lean and loafe at my ease, observing a spear of summer...
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Some Occasional Papers Read at the Richmond Athenaeum ...

Richmond Athenaeum - 1886 - 235 pages
...clause is really too fetchingly poetic. One sample more : I celebrate myself. And what I shall assume You shall assume ; For every atom belonging to me. as good belongs to you. Oh, to level occupations and the sexes ! (), to bring all t<> common ground ! O, adhesiveness ! (),...
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Issue 41

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1887
...this celebration of himself is not exclusive, as of a unit merely, but one embracing the race " I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume...every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth,...
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Proceedings, Volume 41

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1887
...this celebration of himself is not exclusive, as of a unit merely, but one embracing the race " I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume...every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth,...
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Here and There in New England and Canada: Illustrated

Moses Foster Sweetser - 1889
...boating, fishing, and riding are good ; and here also the vacation-idler may say, with Walt Whitman: " I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease, observing a spear of summer A mile or so back of the village is the charming Lake ;/ Wentworth, four miles long, and endowed with...
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American Literature

Albert H. Smyth - 1889 - 304 pages
... 1. Whitman's egotism is one of his most noticeable traits. A long and remarkable poem is entitled "Song of Myself": " I celebrate myself, and sing myself;...every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loaf and invite my soul ; I lean and loaf at my ease, observing a spear of summer grass." 2. His democracy...
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