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Walt Whitman (1819–1892).  Prose Works. 1892.
  
I. Specimen Days
135. A Quintette
  
WHILE I have been kept by the rain under the shelter of my great oak, (perfectly dry and comfortable, to the rattle of the drops all around,) I have pencill’d off the mood of the hour in a little quintette, which I will give you:
        At vacancy with Nature,
Acceptive and at ease,
Distilling the present hour,
Whatever, wherever it is,
And over the past, oblivion.
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  Can you get hold of it, reader dear? and how do you like it anyhow?   2

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