In Whitman's Hand

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Title: (Independent & Chinese)

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Source: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Transcribed from digital images of the original item.

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00683

Contributors to digital file: Lauren Grewe, Nicole Gray, Ty Alyea, and Matt Cohen



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(Independent & Chinese)

Tartary—the belly of Asia, (one third of that continent) from the Caspian sea to the Pacific.—

—Anciently called Scythia Souther part—Parthia

—From this region sprang Zinghis Khan, a Mongol chief, 1226 A.D. —and, ravaging, stretched his empire— —Tamerlane, (1400 a.D.) in time his successor.)


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He extended his rule to Hindostan, founding the Mogul rule there which terminated 1803


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☞ From Tartary must have issued the Goths Celts, Goths, &c.—The The Turks also


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