In Whitman's Hand

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Title: The power by which the carpenter

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: 1840s or 1850s

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00029

Source: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library. Transcribed from digital images of the original. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: Based on the handwriting, Edward Grier posits that this manuscript dates to the 1850s (Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 1:136). An image of the verso is currently unavailable.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Janel Cayer, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, and Kenneth M. Price



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The power by which the carpenter plumbs his house, is the same power that dashes his brains out if he fall from the roof.—




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