To The States, or any one of them
To The States, or any one of them,
or any city of The States,
Resist much, obey little;
Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved;
Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth,
ever afterward resumes its liberty.
About the headline (FAQ)
Confirmed with Whitman, Walt, Leaves of Grass, Philadelphia: David McKay, c1900.
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