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Title: lux light

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1860

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00195

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.

Editorial note(s): At one point, this manuscript likely formed part of Whitman's cultural geography scrapbook.

Contributors to digital file: Lauren Grewe, Nicole Gray, Ty Alyea, Matt Cohen, and Kevin McMullen


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["Lecture"?] "law" "lex" "lux" light? Alcoran, signifies law Lecture (lectio Latin—to read

Originally laws were promulged by word of mouth to the people.

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—The proportion of the world's population who are Pagans is nearly 1 in 2; Mahommedans, about 1 in 7; Catholics, nearly one in 8; Protestants, about 1 in 15; Greek Church, 1 in 18; Jews, about 1 in 100 of the whole population.


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Abrahamic movement

28th or 29th Century before Christ.

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Buddhism was the State religion of India from the 3d century before to the 6th century after Christ.

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"Tien" "Tin" the ?a Chinese name for the Divinity


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