In Whitman's Hand

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[Leaf 1 recto]

[Nor you alone]

Nor yours you alone, twilight and hurrying poured-out burying
Nor you, ye lost designs, alone—nor fail-
        ures, aspirations;
I know, din divine, deceitful f ones one,s,? show, your
        hurried needed glamour's seeming,
Duly from you the inborne tides ^again—duly
        the hinges a‑turning
Duly the needed blending discord‑parts offsetting
From you, ^Weaving from you, from sSleep and Night, from Death itself,
The A The rhythmus of Life Birth eternal.
Proudly the flood comes in

Whitman probably composed this manuscript shortly before its publication in 1885.
Editorial note
This manuscript is a draft of the poem "And Yet Not You Alone," first published in the "Fancies at Navesink" sequence of poems in the August, 1885 issue of Nineteenth Century.
Notes written on manuscript
In top margin, in unknown hand: 14.
[Nor you alone]  |  Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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