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Title: America has been called

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: 1850s

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00109

Source: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Transcribed from digital images of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the marginalia and annotations, see our statement of editorial policy.

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America has been called a proud and arrogant.—It may be, but she does not show i[cut away] in her criticisms or ^drama or literature.— ^It is indirect, and therefore more effective Day by day and hou[cut away] by hour, in [illegible] tragedy and comedy, in picture and print, in every eimportation of art and literature, ^letters, she she submits to one ceaseless steady stretch flow of discrepancy and one supercilious and ceaseless [cut away]

bring in a sockdologer on the Dickens‑fawners

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Many of The eleves of this school are graceful talented school are numerous both in Great [cut away]tain and America, yet we shall speak of their [cut away]er as the best way of speaking of them. His eleves are perhaps more numerous in New York, in Cincinnati and Charleston than they are in [other?] cities He is the poet of the highly [polished?] graceful and talented writer.—He is the [cut away]artificial phases of modern societ[cut away]

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