Great is Language

Great is language . . . . it is the mightiest of the sciences,

It is the fulness and color and form and diversity of the

earth . . . . and of men and women . . . . and of all

qualities and processes;

It is greater than wealth . . . . it is greater than buildings

or ships or religions or paintings or music.

Walt Whitman, from his 1855 version of what later becomes known as “Great Are the Myths”

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