In Whitman's Hand


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Title: for Mulleins

Creators: Walt Whitman, Unknown

Date: 1876

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03401

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 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.

Notes written on manuscript: On surface 2, in an unknown hand: "16-17"

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

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for Mulleins & BB

—the tulip-tree is of the magnolia family —is found from Canada to Florida (largely in Michigan & southern Illinois) the highest 140 feet high, 8 ft thick the lumbermen west call it yellow poplar —it does not transplant well, but is easily raised from seeds


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"What is Apollo," says Addington Symonds in his Genius of Greek Art chapter, "What is Apollo, but the magic of the sun, whose [illegible]soul is light? What is Aphrodite but the love-charm of the sea? What is Pan but the mystery of Nature, the felt and hidden want pervading all?"

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