The verb "show" doesn't need any preposition. We show somebody something. So what does this structure mean:
Show somebody to something
They show me to a cent.
What I feel is it is an archaic form, conveys that the thing is a gift which be given to the first object. But I find no source which justifies my feeling.
Can anybody help?
This is the full stanza:
I am satisfied—I see, dance, laugh, sing;
As the hugging and loving bed-fellow sleeps at my side through the night, and withdraws at the peep of the day with stealthy tread,
Leaving me baskets cover’d with white towels swelling the house with their plenty,
Shall I postpone my acceptation and realization and scream at my eyes,
That they turn from gazing after and down the road,
And forthwith cipher and show me to a cent,
Exactly the value of one and exactly the value of two, and which is ahead?