It is with the voice of the Bible, or verse of Walt Whitman, that we should reach you, Hunter! Primitive and modern, simple and complicated, with a bit of Washington and a bit of Nimrod. You are the United States, You are the future invader the naive America who has Indian blood, that still prays to Jesus Christ and still speaks Spanish. You are a proud and strong exemplar of your race; you are cultured, you are clever, you oppose Tolstoy. And breaking horses, or murdering tigers, you are an Alejandro Nebuchadnezzar. (You're a professor of energy, as today's madmen say.) You think life is fire, that progress is eruption; where you put your bullet you put the future. No. The United States is strong and big. When it shakes there is a deep tremor through the enormous vertebrae of the Andes. If you clamor, you hear the roar of the lion. Hugo said to Grant: "The stars are yours." (Just shining, rising, Argentine sun and the Chilean star rises ...) You're rich. Join Hercules' cult to Mammon's; and lighting the path to easy conquest, Liberty raises her torch in New York. But our America, which had poets from the old days of Netzahualcoyotl, you have saved in the footsteps of the great feet of Bacchus panic in the alphabet learned a while; who consulted the stars, that knew Atlantis, whose name comes to resonate in Plato Since the ancient times of your life living light, fire, perfume, love, America's great Montezuma, from the Inca, redolent of America by Christopher Columbus Catholic American, Spanish American, The America where noble Cuahtemoc said: "I'm not a bed of roses" that America trembles in hurricanes and lives in Love, men of Saxon eyes and barbarous soul lives. And dreams. And loves, and vibrates, and is the daughter of the Sun Be careful. Live the American Spanish! There are thousand of puppies loose Leon Spanish. Be required, Roosevelt, being God himself, Rifleman the terrible and strong Hunter, order to keep us in your tight grip. And, You may count it all, missing one thing: God!
1903. Translation released into the public domain; translator unknown.