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Distant Sounds

  • Whitman Archive Title: Distant Sounds
  • Whitman Archive ID: tex.00226
  • 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: How I Get Around and Take Notes at Sixty
  • Date: about 1881
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 2 leaves, handwritten
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  • Content: The fourth and fifth leaves of the printer's copy for "How I Get Around at 60, and Take Notes. (No. 2.)", which was published in the Critic on April 9, 1881. Though he did not include this essay as a whole in Specimen Days & Collect (1882–83), Whitman reprinted parts of it under different titles. The first of the sections shown here appeared as "Distant Sounds."

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