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Walt Whitman to Unidentified Correspondent, 16 December 1884

Dear friend

Please convey to the Marquis de Leuville1 my thanks for his beautiful book just received—& to you also thanks for your kindness.

Walt Whitman


  • 1. The Marquis de Leuville was William Redivivus Oliver de Lorncourt, born in 1841; he enjoyed some notoriety as a poet who wrote in French and English. His Poems and Aelia from "Entre-Nous" appeared in 1884 (London: Chapman & Hall), and the introduction, called "Entre-Nous," begins, "I had therefore better make some apologies for my 'French-English.'" [back]
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