In Whitman's Hand


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Title: Hans Sachs

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00031

Source: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library. 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: Grier states that these notes drew from Carlyle's essay, "State of German Literature," in Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, I (Centenary Edition), first published on July 14, 1838 (Walt Whitman: Notebooks and Unpublished Manuscripts, ed. Edward F. Grier [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 1:32n).

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Hans Sachs 1494 to about 1570
by trade a shoemaker—one of the Mastersingers in Nurenberg—from 1494 onward some 80 years— contemporary of Luther—wrote 6048 poems, (208 of them tragedies and comedies)


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