In Whitman's Hand


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Title: something that presents the sentiment

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Before 1856

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00110

Source: The Oscar Lion Papers, 1914–1955, New York Public Library, New York, N.Y. 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: It is possible that this manuscript is an early draft of lines from the poem that was eventually titled "Salut au Monde!," first published as "Poem of Salutation" in the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass. The apparent connection to "Poem of Salutation" makes the likely date of composition before 1856. This manuscript is pasted down, making the verso inaccessible.

Contributors to digital file: Janel Cayer, Jeannette Schollaert, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, 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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