Friday, February 15, 2013

Manahatta

Downtown

"More and more, too, the old name absorbs into me — MANNA-HATTA, "the place encircled by many swift tides and sparkling waters." How fit a name for America's great democratic island city! The word itself, how beautiful! how aboriginal!  how it seems to rise with tall spires, glistening in sunshine, with such New World atmosphere, vista and action!"
Walt Whitman, Walt Whitman: Complete Prose Works (With Active Table of Contents)

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