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" My foothold is tenon'd and mortis'd in granite, I laugh at what you call dissolution, And I know the amplitude of time. "
Anne Gilchrist: Her Life and Writings - Seite 346
von Anne Burrows Gilchrist - 1887 - 368 Seiten
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The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the Emersonian Tradition

Stephen Fredman - 1993 - 170 Seiten
...aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content. My foothold is tenon'd and mortis' d in granite, I laugh at what you call dissolution, And I know the amplitude of time. (LG, 47-48) Like Olson, Whitman reinstates the body to a central position, acknowledging and honoring...
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Irving Babbitt, Literature, and the Democratic Culture

Milton Hindus
...sustained Whitman, and it seems to me audible in the accentuation of every syllable in such lines as: My foothold is tenon'd and mortis'd in granite, I...call dissolution, And I know the amplitude of time. The meanings of the words culture and literature themselves are ambiguous enough to have made them...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - 1995 - 757 Seiten
...all.) I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content. One world is aware...call dissolution, And I know the amplitude of time. 21 I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and...
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Walt Whitman: The Contemporary Reviews

Kenneth M. Price - 1996 - 356 Seiten
...all.) I exist as I am — that is enough; If no other in the world be aware, I sit content; And if each and all be aware, I sit content. One world is aware,...call dissolution; And I know the amplitude of time. I am an acme of things accomplish'd, and I am an encloser of things to be. My feet strike an apex of...
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The Life Power and How to Use It

Elizabeth Towne - 1996 - 176 Seiten
...I sit content. And if each and all be aware I sit content. One world is aware and by far the larger to me, and that is myself, And whether I come to my...call dissolution. And I know the amplitude of time. —Walt Whitman. A Look at Heredity. No evolutionist can overlook heredity, nor underestimate it. He...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - 1996 - 447 Seiten
...it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait. My foothold is tenon'd and mortis'd in granite, 420 I laugh at what you call dissolution, And I know the amplitude of time. 21 I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and...
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Bon Echo: The Denison Years

Mary Savigny - 1997 - 130 Seiten
...DEMOCRATIC IDEALS OF WALT WHITMAN HORACE TRAUBEL AND FLORA M.ACDONALD "MY FOOTHOLD IS TENON'D AND MORTISED IN GRANITE I LAUGH AT WHAT YOU CALL DISSOLUTION AND I KNOW THE AMPLITUDE OF TIME" Flora under the "P". Merrill with small girl on his lap, 1919. canoes. Placing their hands on the Rock,...
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The Truth of Uncertainty: Beyond Ideology in Science and Literature

Edward L. Galligan - 1998 - 188 Seiten
...is finally most comforting. ("My foothold is tenon'd and mortise'd in granite," sang Walt Whitman, "I laugh at what you call dissolution, and I know the amplitude of time.") But like it or not, the inescapable truth is that the brain, like the rest of the body, has evolved...
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Illuminations: The Human Becoming Theory in Practice and Research

Rosemarie Rizzo Parse - 1999 - 409 Seiten
...thousand or ten million years, I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait. . . . I laugh at what you call dissolution, And I know the amplitude of time. . . . Space and Time! now I see it is true, what I guess'd at, What I guess'd when I loaf 'd on the...
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The Mazinaw Experience: Bon Echo and Beyond

John Campbell - 2000 - 184 Seiten
...Democratic Ideals of Walt Whitman by Horace Traubel and Flora MacDonald "My foothold is tenon'd and mortised in granite I laugh at what you call dissolution And I know the amplitude of time" Whitman asserted the belief that we learn naturally by living, and that our knowledge grows through...
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