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Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 05/31/1819


 

Walt Whitman Quotes > Speech is the twin of my...

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Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
Walt Whitman

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