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fathom
used in Leaves of Grass

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to come to understand
  • You have waited, you always wait, you dumb, beautiful ministers, We receive you with free sense at last, and are insatiate henceforward, Not you any more shall be able to foil us, or withhold yourselves from us, We use you, and do not cast you aside—we plant you permanently within us, We fathom you not—we love you—there is perfection in you also, You furnish your parts toward eternity, Great or small, you furnish your parts toward the soul.
    Book 8 — Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (98% in)
  • These, my voice announcing—I will sleep no more but arise, You oceans that have been calm within me! how I feel you, fathomless, stirring, preparing unprecedented waves and storms.
    Book 2 — Starting from Paumanok (90% in)
  • I am not an earth nor an adjunct of an earth, I am the mate and companion of people, all just as immortal and fathomless as myself, (They do not know how immortal, but I know.
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (10% in)
  • Sermons, creeds, theology—but the fathomless human brain, And what is reason? and what is love? and what is life?
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (82% in)
  • You human forms with the fathomless ever-impressive countenances of brutes!
    Book 6 — Salut au Monde! (90% in)
  • ...Tufts of straw, sands, fragments, Buoy'd hither from many moods, one contradicting another, From the storm, the long calm, the darkness, the swell, Musing, pondering, a breath, a briny tear, a dab of liquid or soil, Up just as much out of fathomless workings fermented and thrown, A limp blossom or two, torn, just as much over waves floating, drifted at random, Just as much for us that sobbing dirge of Nature, Just as much whence we come that blare of the cloud-trumpets, We, capricious,...
    Book 19 — SEA-DRIFT (57% in)
  • Rise O Days from Your Fathomless Deeps 1 Rise O days from your fathomless deeps, till you loftier, fiercer sweep, Long for my soul hungering gymnastic I devour'd what the earth gave me, Long I roam'd amid the woods of the north, long I watch'd Niagara pouring, I travel'd the prairies over and slept on their breast, I cross'd the Nevadas, I cross'd the plateaus, I ascended the towering rocks along the Pacific, I sail'd out to sea, I sail'd through the storm, I was refresh'd by the...
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (27% in)
  • Rise O Days from Your Fathomless Deeps 1 Rise O days from your fathomless deeps, till you loftier, fiercer sweep, Long for my soul hungering gymnastic I devour'd what the earth gave me, Long I roam'd amid the woods of the north, long I watch'd Niagara pouring, I travel'd the prairies over and slept on their breast, I cross'd the Nevadas, I cross'd the plateaus, I ascended the towering rocks along the Pacific, I sail'd out to sea, I sail'd through the storm, I was refresh'd by the...
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (27% in)
  • Lo! from deeps more unfathomable, something more deadly and savage, Manhattan rising, advancing with menacing front—Cincinnati, Chicago, unchain'd; What was that swell I saw on the ocean? behold what comes here, How it climbs with daring feet and hands—how it dashes!
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (29% in)
  • Prais'd be the fathomless universe, For life and joy, and for objects and knowledge curious, And for love, sweet love—but praise! praise! praise!
    Book 22 — MEMORIES OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN (59% in)

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