On Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at 07:35 PM, Alex Nixon wrote: > The American Transcendentalists never did it for me. The Great > Spirit? I think that Whitman was smoking leaves of grass when he > wrote that. America's produced better writers than those twerps. > > It could be worse, though. They could be Canadian authors. > I like Walt Whitman, not because of his Transcendentalisms, but because he's a fine poet.