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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Walt Whitman (1819–92)
QUOTATION: I know nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, more positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election.
ATTRIBUTION: WALT WHITMAN,Democratic Vistas,” Collect, in The Complete Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman, vol. 2, p. 228 (1948).
SUBJECTS: Elections