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Overwritten brown with strikethrough
Added inline purple with double underline
Uncertain gray with wavy underline
Supplied from another source turquoise with brackets
Metamark green with triple underline
Long deletion gray background with top and bottom border
  [begin leaf 1 recto] pub'd personal


Sea-beauty! stretch'd and basking! One side thy inland ocean laving, broad,  
 with copious commerce, steamers, sails,
And one the Atlantic's wind caressing, fierce  
 or gentle —and —with mighty hulls dark-gliding  
 in the distance:
Isle of sweet drinking-water—healthy air  
 and soil!—isle of the earth and brine!
Walt Whitman sent to Herald Feb. 27 '88   [begin leaf 1 verso]
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