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preserve
used in Leaves of Grass

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  • I must copy the story, and send it eastward and westward, I must preserve that look as it beam'd on you rivers of Brooklyn.
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (45% in)
  • ...and close, Toil, healthy toil and sweat, endless, without cessation, The old, old practical burdens, interests, joys, The family, parentage, childhood, husband and wife, The house-comforts, the house itself and all its belongings, Food and its preservation, chemistry applied to it, Whatever forms the average, strong, complete, sweet-blooded man or woman, the perfect longeve personality, And helps its present life to health and happiness, and shapes its soul, For the eternal real life...
    Book 13 — Song of the Exposition (66% in)
  • ...and unrequited love attempted to be hid, I see these sights on the earth, I see the workings of battle, pestilence, tyranny, I see martyrs and prisoners, I observe a famine at sea, I observe the sailors casting lots who shall be kill'd to preserve the lives of the rest, I observe the slights and degradations cast by arrogant persons upon laborers, the poor, and upon negroes, and the like; All these—all the meanness and agony without end I sitting look out upon, See, hear, and am...
    Book 20 — BY THE ROADSIDE (68% in)

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