In Whitman's Hand


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Title: Poverty is also added

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03412

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.

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

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Poverty is ^also added to his other troubles In this cloud In this [gloomy?] manner a couple of y nearly three years pass away and the Philistines had conclusively settled that ^after a brief life "the poetry of the future" was dead and buried.—but ^indeed almost as soon as it was born,

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Patient, alert, even in defeat defeated not. In all proportioned

The nascent America

no lurid greatness

Eq Equable, like the light

Calm, reticent

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