To a Pupil
Is r Is reform needed? Is it through you?
The The greater the reform needed, the greater the personality you
Need to accomplish it.
You You! Do you not see how it would serve to have eyes, blood,
Complexion, clean and sweet?
Do you not see how it would serve to have such a body and
Soul that when you enter the crowd an atmosphere of desire
And command enters with you, and every one is impress’d
With your personality?
O t O the magnet! The flesh over and over!
Go, dear friend, if need be give up all else, and commence to-
Day to inure yourself to pluck, reality, self-esteem,
Res Rest not till you rivet and publish yourself of your own
To Walt Whitman