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[for the Notes]

  • Whitman Archive Title: [for the Notes]
  • Whitman Archive ID: tex.00221
  • 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
  • Repository Title: For the notes…
  • Date: about 1888
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: This short note refers to a passage in the third edition of Edward FitzGerald's The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia, published in 1872. Whitman quotes stanza 66 of FitzGerald's work in his essay "Notes (such as they are) founded on Elias Hicks," which was first published in November Boughs (1888) and later reprinted in Complete Prose Works (1892). He had apparently intended to include, as a footnote to his quotation, the next three stanzas of the Rubáiyát, but these do not appear in the article as it was printed.

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