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['Animals,' says George Eliot]

  • Whitman Archive Title: ['Animals,' says George Eliot]
  • Whitman Archive ID: tex.00091
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Box: 1
  • Folder: 5
  • Series: Works, 1846-1913 and undated
  • Date: undated
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: Three manuscript leaves and two newspaper clippings pasted to a larger backing sheet. All but one of the scraps presents an aphorism attributable to someone other than Whitman. The other, also aphoristic, is fragmentary but appears to be a draft line of verse. According to Edward F. Grier, the handwriting in the first and third paragraphs is that of the 1850s or 1860s; that of the second one seems to be the looser, more irregular writing of the 1870s.

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