Walt Whitman: Starting from Paumanok, Part 4

Part 4

Take my leaves America, take them South and take them North, Make welcome for them everywhere, for they are your own off-spring, Surround them East and West, for they would surround you, And you precedents, connect lovingly with them, for they connect     lovingly with you.
I conn'd old times, I sat studying at the feet of the great masters, Now if eligible O that the great masters might return and study me.
In the name of these States shall I scorn the antique? Why these are the children of the antique to justify it.