In Whitman's Hand

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Title: Remember how many pass their

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1860

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00097

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 the 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.00095, 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: Brett Barney, Nicole Gray, John Owen Havard, and Chris Forster



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Remember how many pass their whole lives,
and hardly once think, and [never?] never began
to learned themselves to think

Remember that before all realities have must existed their thoughts.




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