Pioneers! O Pioneers!
by Walt Whitman
Pioneers! O Pioneers! Quotes
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We the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend, Pioneers! O pioneers! (7-8)
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Come my tan-faced children, Follow well in order, get your weapons ready, Have you your pistols? have you your sharp-edged axes? (1-3)
Visions of America Quotes
Have the elder races halted? Do they droop and end their lesson, wearied over there beyond the seas? We take up the task eternal, and the burden and the lesson, Pioneers! O pioneers! (13-16)
For we cannot tarry here, We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger, We the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend, (5-7)
O you youths, Western youths, So impatient, full of action, full of manly pride and friendship, Plain I see you Western youths, see you tramping with the foremost, (9-11)