Beneath thy look O Maternal, With these and else and with their own strong hands the heroes harvest.
Or with your mother and sisters? or in womanly housework? or the beautiful maternal cares?
Sex contains all, bodies, souls, Meanings, proofs, purities, delicacies, results, promulgations, Songs, commands, health, pride, the maternal mystery, the seminal milk, All hopes, benefactions, bestowals, all the passions, loves, beauties, delights of the earth, All the governments, judges, gods, follow’d persons of the earth, These are contain’d in sex as parts of itself and justifications of itself.
16 I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise, Regardless of others, ever regardful of others, Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man, Stuff’d with the stuff that is coarse and stuff’d with the stuff that is fine, One of the Nation of many nations, the smallest the same and the largest the same, A Southerner soon as a Northerner, a planter nonchalant and hospitable down by the Oconee I live, A Yankee bound my own way ready for trade, my joints the…
None separate from thee—henceforth One only, we and thou, (For the blood of the children, what is it, only the blood maternal?
) Nor think we forget thee maternal; Lag’d’st thou so long? shall the clouds close again upon thee?
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She radiated a warm maternal affection for her niece.