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William D. O'Connor to Walt Whitman, 19 December 1882

 loc.03068.002_large.jpg Dear Walt:

The Critic has just come. Thanks. The New York Times of yesterday has a notice—by Montgomery, I suppose—excellent in parts, prodigiously asinine in others. This young man has a genius for stultification—shown to perfection in his former review of L. of G.

I read your "Burns" just now, and with the greatest pleasure. It is masterly in breadth and raciness. May you write many such another! I quite feel with you that "The Jolly Beggars" is Burns' masterpiece.

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