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But only pond-babble

  • Whitman Archive Title: But only pond-babble
  • Whitman Archive ID: loc.05256
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Library of Congress
  • Box: 1
  • Folder: Only Mulleins and Bumble-bees
  • Series: Manuscripts
  • Date: 1890-1891
  • Genre: prose, correspondence
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: The notes on the recto are prefatory in nature and reflect the spirit of the preface to Whitman's 1891 Good-Bye My Fancy 2d Annex to Leaves of Grass . The exact phrase, "the mullein and the bumble-bee" is on page 36 of the section entitled "Gathering the Corn" of Good-Bye My Fancy . On the verso is a partial letter from Whitman to unknown friends.

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