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Old-Age Recitatives

  • Whitman Archive Title: Old-Age Recitatives
  • Whitman Archive ID: loc.00232
  • 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: about 1891
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 2 leaves, 28 x 21 cm, handwritten
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  • Content: Proof pages of six poems collected under the general title "Old-Age Recitatives." The poems included are: "Old Chants" (1891), "On, On the Same,Ye Jocund Twain!" (1891), "Sail Out for Good, Eidólon Yacht!" (1891), "L. of G.'s Purport" (only two lines of the twelve-line poem of the same title first published in 1891), "My task" (published as part of "L. of G.'s Purport" in 1891), and "For us two, reader dear" (1891). At the top of the first page is a note to the printer in Whitman's hand.

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