In Whitman's Hand

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After an ^the unsolv'd argument

The ^Coming in, aA group of little children, and their
        ways and chatter, flow in, upon me
Like ^welcome rippling water o'er my
        heated ^nerves and flesh.
                                                Walt Whitman

This manuscript was likely written in 1890 or early 1891, shortly before the poem's publication.
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"After the Argument" was published first in Lippincott's Magazine, March, 1891.
After the Argument  |  The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
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