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Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 26 February 1883

At the breakfast table this morning we all agreed—my sister most markedly—that your piece in the March Century is the best you have written2—I think so, after two readings. Don't you go back however on any positions (naturalistic & critical) you have taken in former essays & books—they are all just right & needed

Dr Bucke's book is in the printer's hands—I am well as usual—Best love & remembrances to you & all—

Walt W


  • 1. This letter is addressed: John Burroughs | Esopus-on-Hudson | New York. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Pa. | Feb 26 83 | 10 30. [back]
  • 2. "Signs and Seasons," The Century Magazine, 25 (March 1883), 672–682. [back]
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