Race Of Veterans

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist.

  RACE of veterans! Race of victors!
  Race of the soil, ready for conflict! race of the conquering march!
  (No more credulity's race, abiding-temper'd race;)
  Race henceforth owning no law but the law of itself;
  Race of passion and the storm.

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