In Whitman's Hand


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Title: armies & navies pass on the surface

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: About the 1850s or 1860s

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00005

Source: The Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. 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: This manuscript was probably written in the 1850s or 1860s. The drafted lines are not known to have been published in Whitman's lifetime.

Related item: Written on the back of this leaf are two sentences or lines, one headed "Locust," and the other headed "Sunflower," which may have contributed to a piece of Civil War-era journalism. See tex.00467.

Contributors to digital file: Nick Krauter, Heather Morton, Nicole Gray, Andrew Jewell, Kenneth Price, and Brett Barney

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armies and [illegible] & navies pass on the surface

War & the ang savage passions of man war rage pass on




War & the angry fight pass

C War & the passions frantic tempers of man ^men come
fo[illegible] rage on out then turn & depart—
but we remain

But we do not never depart

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