Walt Whitman's baseball quote (surely not 1846!)
SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Jul 11 18:57:47 UTC 2004
Wallop's book was published in 1969, so, IF the quote is in there, it can
now be traced at least to 1969.
Sucks that my libraries are closed today.
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> BASEBALL'S GREATEST QUOTATIONS
> by Paul Dickson
> Pg. 468:
> WHITMAN, WALT
> "I see great things in baseball. It's our game--the American game. It
> take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger
> physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous. dyspeptic
> these losses, and be a blessing to us."
> --Unearthed by Douglass Wallop, the quote appears in his _Baseball: An
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