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WHAT BEST I SEE; TO U.S.G. RETURN'D FROM HIS WORLD'S TOUR, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: What best I see in thee
Last Line: Were all so justified.
Subject(s): Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885)


What best I see in thee,
Is not that where thou mov'st down history's great highways,
Ever undimm'd by time shoots warlike victory's dazzle,
Or that thou sat'st where Washington sat, ruling the land in peace,
Or thou the man whom feudal Europe feted, venerable Asia swarm'd upon,
Who walk'd with kings with even pace the round world's promenade:
But that in foreign lands, in all thy walks with kings,
Those prairie sovereigns of the West, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois,
Ohio's, Indiana's millions, comrades, farmers, soldiers,
all to the front,
Invisibly with thee walking with kings with even pace the
round world's promenade,
Were all so justified.





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