Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature: An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891. Vols. VIVIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 18351860
By Walt Whitman (18191892)
[Born in West Hills, Long Island, N. Y., 1819. Died in Camden, N. J., 1892. Leaves of Grass. 1855.Leaves of Grass, and Two Rivulets: Centennial Edition. 1876.Leaves of Grass: with additions. 1881.November Boughs. 1888.Complete Works. 1888.]
TO FOREIGN LANDS.
I HEARD that you askd for something to prove this puzzle the New World,
And to define America, her athletic Democracy,
Therefore I send you my poems that you behold in them what you wanted.
I HEAR AMERICA SINGING.
I HEAR America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be, blithe and strong,