• A word of the faith that never balks,
    Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.
    It alone is without flaw, it alone rounds and completes all,
    That mystic baffling wonder alone completes all.

    Walt Whitman, Sculley Bradley, Harold W. Blodgett (2008). “Leaves of Grass: A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems, 1855-1856”, p.30, NYU Press