In Whitman's Hand


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Title: To the English

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Before 1860

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00254

Source: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Transcribed from digital images of the original. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: Based on the handwriting, Edward Grier dates this manuscript to before 1860 (Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 4:1316). The content is suggestive of the poem "Salut au Monde!" which was first published as "Poem of Salutation" in the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass.

Contributors to digital file: Melody S. Han, Kirsten Clawson, Janel Cayer, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, Kenneth M. Price, and Brett Barney

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To the English and the French of Canada—to the Scotch, the Irish, the German and the Scandinavian

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