In Whitman's Hand


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Title: Have you known that your

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1860

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00095

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. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: In his transcription of this manuscript, Richard Maurice Bucke combined it with three other manuscripts: see nyp.00097, uva.00283, and uva.00134 (Notes and Fragments [London, Ontario: A. Talbot & Co., printers, 1899], 28–29). Though the subject matter is similar, the manuscripts do not appear to be continuous. The manuscript has been pasted down, so an image of the back of the leaf is unavailable.

Contributors to digital file: Nicole Gray, John Owen Havard, and Chris Forster

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Have you known that your limbs must not dangle

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Have you known that your limbs and
hands must act with vigor? and
are to grasp vigorously?

Have You must also act are also to grasp with your mind
with vigor and grip; also.— vigorously.—

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