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In Nature all is so real

  • Whitman Archive Title: In Nature all is so real
  • Whitman Archive ID: loc.05333
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Library of Congress
  • Series: Recovered Cardboard Butterfly and Notebooks, [1847]-[circa 1863-1864]
  • Date: 1850s
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: A manuscript that contrasts the perfection of nature with the imperfection of "religions" and "creeds." There is no known connection between the manuscript and Whitman's published work. Based on the handwriting, Edward Grier dates this manuscript to the 1850s ( Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 6:2044).

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