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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Editorial note: Based on the handwriting, Edward Grier dates this manuscript to the 1840s or 1850s (Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 1:297).

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



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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—


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