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Title: The regular time

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1840 and 1860

Whitman Archive ID: med.00731

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts, ed. Edward F. Grier (New York: New York University Press, 1984), 1:296. Grier based his text on Notes and Fragments, ed. Richard Maurice Bucke (London, Ontario: A. Talbot & Co., printers, 1899), 122. The location of this manuscript is unknown. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: Because the manuscript has not been located it is difficult to speculate on the circumstances or date of its composition, but based on other manuscript transcriptions that Richard Maurice Bucke printed with this manuscript, Edward Grier infers that the composition date is likely the 1840s or 1850s.

Contributors to digital file: Janel Cayer, Jeannette Schollaert, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, Brett Barney, and Kenneth M. Price


The regular time for baking bread is one hour.




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