Title: The good hostess
Creator: Walt Whitman
Date: 1840s or 1850s
Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00042
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Editorial note: Based on the handwriting, Edward Grier dates this manuscript to the 1840s or 1850s (Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 1:297). An image of the verso is currently unavailable.
Contributors to digital file: Janel Cayer, Jeannette Schollaert, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, and Kenneth M. Price
The good hostess that could always make fine apple dumplings, except once when she had grand company, and mixed them ^her flour up so srich that they it all cooked to tatters in the pot—