In Whitman's Hand


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Title: waited their due time to

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1855

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00321

Source: The Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Transcribed from a digital image of the original manuscript. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: Whitman probably drafted this manuscript in the early 1850s as he was composing the first (1855) edition of Leaves of Grass. The manuscript is a partial draft of the sixth poem in that edition, eventually titled "Faces."

Related items: Draft poetic lines are written on the back of the leaf. Both manuscript drafts were probably originally continuous with manuscript drafts on another leaf, from which this leaf was cut. See tex.00079, duk.00905, and duk.00264.

Contributors to digital file: Brandon James O'Neil, Nicole Gray, and Brett Barney

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he same [cut away], waited their due time to clear the rubbish
from the fallen house tenement,

[cut away]e s

And I shall am to look again in a score or two of ages

And I shall meet the real landlord when
[cut away] [he st?] [cut away][d?]

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