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Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 21 August [1883]


Yours of 17th rec'd2—I am out here this month on a visit to an old Quaker friend—very pleasant quarters & plenty of room (the family all away at Newport)—a large garden, library, every afternoon a long drive, &c. Nothing very new—I am middling well—hot weather here—no special plans for the fall—it is 4½ P M & I am just going out for an evening drive

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  • 1. This letter is addressed: John Burroughs | Esopus-on-Hudson | New York. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Aug | 21 | 6 PM | Pa. [back]
  • 2. In his letter of August 17, Burroughs commented on Bucke's book: "I cannot say that I care much for what Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke has to say; he gives no new hint or idea." Evidently Burroughs did not recognize Whitman's hand in the book. [back]
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