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[Was it thought that all was]

  • Whitman Archive Title: [Was it thought that all was]
  • Whitman Archive ID: bos.00005
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Alice and Rollo G. Silver Collection, Department of Special Collections, Boston University
  • Box: 1
  • Repository Title: Notes for Lecture
  • Date: 1860-1869
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: This manuscript appears to contain notes for a lecture, though it is uncertain whether Whitman ever used them for a lecture or a published prose work. Some of the phrasing in the last clause, regarding exiles, is echoed in the 1856 poem "Liberty Poem for Asia, Africa, Europe, America, Australia, Cuba, and The Archipelagoes of the Sea," which eventually became "To a Foil'd European Revolutionaire." "Notes for Lecture" is written at the bottom of the page in an unknown hand.

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