In Whitman's Hand


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Title: 1855—I have looked over Gerald Massey's Poems

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00172

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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1855— I have looked over Gerald Massey's Poems.—London.—They seem to me zealous, candid, warlike, —intended, as they surely are, to get up a strong feeling against the British aristocracy both in their social and governmental political capacity.— Massey, I hear, is a youngish man, a radical, an editor now I believe in one of the provincial towns.—His early life laborious, a workman in a factory I think.—

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