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" A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands, How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. "
Leaves of Grass: Including Sands at Seventy, Good-bye My Fancy, Old Age ... - Page 28
by Walt Whitman - 1897 - 455 pages
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The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art, Issue 1

1856
...the Creation is love ; And limitless are leaves, stiff or drooping in the fields. A child said, what is the Grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How...the Lord, A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropped, Bearing the owner's name some way in the corners, that we may see and remark, and say Whose...
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The Fortnightly Review, Volume 4; Volume 6

1866 - 28 pages
...worm-fence, and heaped stones, alder, mullen, sod pokeweed. "A child said, ' Wliat it the grata ?' fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer...know what it is any more than he. I guess it must bo the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven, Or I guess it is the handkerchief...
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The Californian, Volume 2

1880
...manes." Here are some strange passages from Whitman in which strange mixtures occur : "A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands. How could I answer the child ? 1 do not know What it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 6; Volume 12

1892
...justness of his taste in securing witching wordeffects, in naming his book for it. " A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How...out of hopeful green stuff woven Or I guess it is a uniform hieroglyphic, And it means sprouting alike in broad zones and narrow zones, Growing among...
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The Round Year

Edith Matilda Thomas - 1886 - 296 pages
...protective, and the hurts I receive are far less painful than they used to be." GEASS: A RUMINATION. I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A scented gift and remembrancer, designedly dropped, Bearing the owner's name someway in the corners, That we may see and remark, and Bay, Whose...
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The Round Year

Edith Matilda Thomas - 1886 - 296 pages
...protective, and the hurts I receive are far less painful than they used to be." GRASS: A RUMINATION. I gueaa it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A scented gift and remembrancer, designedly dropped, Bearing the owner's name someway in the corners, That we may see and remark, and say, Whose...
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Gems from Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman - 1889 - 58 pages
...shame, nor dole ! Depart a God-enfranchis' d soul ! The Singer in the Prison. A child said What is the Grass ? fetching it to me with full hands ;...guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hooeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A scented gift and remembrancer...
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Gems from Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman - 1889 - 58 pages
...shame, nor dole .' Depart a God-enfranchis' d soul! T/ie Singer in the Prison. A child said What is the Grass? fetching it to me with full hands ;...guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hooeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A scented gift and remembrancer...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1889
...strike up for a New World. A FROM THE "SONG OP MYSELF." LEAVES OF GRASS. CHILD said What is tfa gras* ? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer...know what it is any more than he. I guess it must 1x3 the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 6; Volume 12

1892
...said, What is the grass? fetching c ' me with full hands; How could I answer the child? 1 do not k what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposd' out of hopeful green stuff woven Or I guess it is a uniform hieroglyphic, And it means sprouting...
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