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Thou, Washington, art the worlds

  • Whitman Archive Title: Thou, Washington, art the worlds
  • Whitman Archive ID: pml.00009
  • Repository ID: MA 931 (B)
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
  • Date: about 1885
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: An early draft of the poem originally published as "Ah, Not This Granite Dead and Cold" in the Philadelphia Press on February 22, 1885. It would later be reprinted as "Washington's Monument, February, 1885" in the "Sands at Seventy" annex to Leaves of Grass (1888). This draft, written on both sides of a thin leaf of paper, is the earliest of the four drafts of this poem held at the Pierpont Morgan Library (the others are pml.00005, pml.00001, and pml.00010).

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