What Am I After All

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from Leaves of Grass: Book XXIV - by Walt Whitman.

  What am I after all but a child, pleas’d with the sound of my own
      name? repeating it over and over;
  I stand apart to hear—it never tires me.

  To you your name also;
  Did you think there was nothing but two or three pronunciations in
      the sound of your name?

 

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