In Whitman's Hand


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Title: Montaigne says

Creators: Walt Whitman, Unknown

Date: Around 1883

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03436

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.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: The partial letter on the verso from D. L. Proudfit, which Whitman has crossed out, is dated March 14, 1883.

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

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Montaigne says somewhere it is just as rare and great to fully appreciate a great masterpiece of art, (or is it especially a poem?) —as to create said the masterpiece, itself.

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