In Whitman's Hand


About this Item

Title: something that presents the sentiment

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1856

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00110

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: The notes written in ink on this manuscript probably relate to the poem that was eventually titled "Salut au Monde!," first published as "Poem of Salutation" in the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass. The earlier lines written in pencil may relate to the sixth poem in the first (1855) edition of Leaves of Grass, eventually titled "Faces." These connections suggest the manuscript was probably written in the early to mid-1850s. The manuscript is pasted down, so an image of the reverse is not currently available.

Contributors to digital file: Janel Cayer, Jeannette Schollaert, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, Brett Barney, and Kenneth M. Price

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[faces?] of my kind



something that presents the sentiment of the Druid
walking in the woods

" " of the Indian powow—of the sacramental supper

" " of the Grecian religious rites—

I like this face well


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