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human feet, awaits us

  • Whitman Archive Title: human feet, awaits us
  • Whitman Archive ID: loc.05625
  • 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: Before or early in 1855
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: The content of this manuscript, in which Whitman writes that true knowledge and experience do not come from books, is similar to material found in Whitman's early notebooks and in the first edition of Leaves of Grass. Based on this and the handwriting, Edward Grier dates this manuscript to before or early in 1855 ( Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 1:188).

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