•Walt Whitman, an
American, one of the
roughs, a kosmos,•Disorderly fleshy and sensual . . . . eating drinking and breeding,•No sentimentalist . . . . no stander above men and women or apart from them . . . . nomore modest than
immodest.•Whoever degrades another degrades me . . . . and whatever is done or said returnsat last to me,•And whatever I do or say I also return.