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Old-Age Recitatives

  • Whitman Archive Title: Old-Age Recitatives
  • Whitman Archive ID: loc.00231
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839-1919, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Box: 28
  • Folder: Old Age Recitatives (1891). Proof Sheets.
  • Series: Literary File
  • Date: between 1890-1891
  • Genre: poetry, prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, 30.5 x 16 cm, handwritten
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  • Content: A galley proof of a group of six poems titled "Old-Age Recitatives." The poems included are: "Sail out for good, Eidolon yacht!" (first published in 1891), "My task" (published as part of "L. of G.'s Purport" in 1891), "L. of G.'s Purport" (only the first two lines of the poem of the same title published in 1891), "Death dogs my steps" (published as part of "L. of G.'s Purport" in 1891), "For us two, reader dear" (first published in 1891), and "Grand is the seen" (first published in 1891). On the verso is a note to the printer.

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