Behavior—fresh, native, copious, each one for himself or herself,
    Nature and the Soul expressed—America and freedom expressed—In it
         the finest art,
    In it pride, cleanliness, sympathy, to have their chance,
    In it physique, intellect, faith—in it just as much as to manage an
         army or a city, or to write a book—perhaps more,
    The youth, the laboring person, the poor person, rivalling all the
         rest—perhaps outdoing the rest,
    The effects of the universe no greater than its;
    For there is nothing in the whole universe that can be more effective
         than a man’s or woman’s daily behavior can be,
    In any position, in any one of These States.

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