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Walt Whitman to Horace Howard Furness, 26 January 1881

My dear friend

I am sorry to have to send you word that I am not feeling in good trim at all to-day, & shall be unable to meet you & the other friends at dinner—

I send you herewith a couple of pictures (I call it my Quaker picture)—one is for your father—also the books herewith1—also my love to you—

Walt Whitman


  • 1. Whitman sent Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets on the same day; see William White, "Unrecorded Whitman Letter to H. H. Furness," Walt Whitman Review 18 (December 1872): 141–42. [back]
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