In Whitman's Hand


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Title: The idea (illustrated by Kant)

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00110

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The idea (illustrated by Kant) that it isn't those who travel the most that know the most, or [think?] the deepest, widest, clearest. I even think that sometimes a life devoted to persistent travel is a squan-
der'd life. The Knowingest people I have met have been not been the gad-abouts


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