In Whitman's Hand


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Creator: Walt Whitman

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Whitman Archive ID: duk.00107

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There is something very bitter in the tacit adoption in the our great democratic cities of America, of these [codes?] imported forms & laws of manners & [the?] imported from the royal capitals of Europe, involving—the


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