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19.


1  MIND you the timid models of the rest, the
         majority?
Long I minded them, but hence I will not—for I
         have adopted models for myself, and now offer
         them to The Lands.

2  Behold this swarthy and unrefined face—these gray
         eyes,
This beard—the white wool, unclipt upon my neck,
My brown hands, and the silent manner of me, with-
         out charm;
Yet comes one, a Manhattanese, and ever at parting,
         kisses me lightly on the lips with robust love,
And I, in the public room, or on the crossing of the
         street, or on the ship's deck, kiss him in return;
We observe that salute of American comrades, land
         and sea,
We are those two natural and nonchalant persons.
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