in all people I see myself, none more and not one a barley-corn less, and the good or bad I say of myself I say of them.
I know I am solid and sound,
To me the converging objects of the universe perpetually flow,
All are written to me, and I must get what the writing means.
I know I am deathless,
I know this orbit of mine cannot be swept by a carpenter's compass, i know I shall not pass like a child's carlacue cut with a burnt stick at night.
I know I am august,
I do not trouble my spirit to vindicate itself or be understood,
I see that the elementary laws never apologize, (I reckon I behave no prouder than the level I plant my house by, after all.) I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content, and if each and all be aware I sit content.
One world is aware and by far the largest to me, and that is my- self, and whether I come to my own to-day or in ten thousand or ten million years, i can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait.
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