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Leaves of Grass
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  • It is well—against such I say not a word, I am their poet also, But behold! such swiftly subside, burnt up for religion’s sake, For not all matter is fuel to heat, impalpable flame, the essential life of the earth, Any more than such are to religion.
  • …yourself, for I see that you belong to me now above all, and are folded inseparably together, you love and death are, Nor will I allow you to balk me any more with what I was calling life, For now it is convey’d to me that you are the purports essential, That you hide in these shifting forms of life, for reasons, and that they are mainly for you, That you beyond them come forth to remain, the real reality, That behind the mask of materials you patiently wait, no matter how long, That…

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  • The essential feature of the pen is that it writes so consistently.
  • I carry all the essential tools and materials I need in this toolbox.

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