|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Walt Whitman. (18191892) (continued)|
| Youth, large, lusty, lovingYouth, full of grace, force, fascination!|
Do you know that Old Age may come after you, with equal grace, force, fascination?
| Youth, Day, Old Age and Night.|
| Roaming in thought over the Universe, I saw the little that is Good steadily hastening towards immortality,|
And the vast that is evil I saw hastening to merge itself and become lost and dead.
| Roaming in Thought. 1 |
| Thunder on! Stride on! Democracy. Strike with vengeful stroke!|
| Drum-Taps. Rise O Days from your fathomless Deep. 3.|
| O Banner!|
Not houses of peace are you, nor any nor all of their prosperity; if need be you shall have every one of those houses to destroy them;
You thought not to destroy those valuable houses, standing fast, full of comfort, built with money;
May they stand fast then? Not an hour, unless you, above them and all, stand fast.
| Drum-Taps. Song of the Banner at Daybreak.|
| Over all the skythe sky! far, far out of reach, studded with the eternal stars.|
| Drum-Taps. Bivouac on a Mountain-side.|
| Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling!|
| Drum-Taps. Give me the splendid Silent Sun.|
| Lo! the moon ascending!|
Up from the East, the silvery round moon;
Beautiful over the house-tops, ghastly, phantom moon;
Immense and silent moon.
| Drum-Taps. Dirge for Two Veterans.|