In Whitman's Hand
Hast never come to thee an hour
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|Hast never come to thee an hour,|
|When The ^A sudden ^[penetrating?] gleam ^precipitating all——the ^phantasm, mockery of wealth?|
|Of all these eager aims—these politics,|
|The phantasm thou art making life?|
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|Hast never come to thee in life an one hour |
|one A sudden ^strange unearthly gleam, precipitating ^bursting all the phantasm these bubble|
| mockery ^ies?of wealth|
|Of all |tThese eager business aims? these these shows, amours—pol
| itics, amours, fashions, wealth?|
- This manuscript was likely composed in the late 1870s or early 1880s.
- Editorial note
- This manuscript contains two drafts of "Hast Never Come to Thee an Hour," a poem published first in the 1881 edition of Leaves of Grass.
- Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829) | Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.
- Whitman Archive ID