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To a Certain Cantatrice

To a Certain Cantatrice

HERE, take this gift!
I was reserving it for some hero, speaker, or General,
One who should serve the good old cause, the great Idea, the progress and freedom of the
race;
Some brave confronter of despots-some daring rebel;
-But I see that what I was reserving, belongs to you just as much as to any.

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Poem To a Certain Cantatrice - Walt Whitman