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Title: Europe Cape Clear

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1860

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00304

Source: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. Transcribed from digital images of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: At one point, this manuscript likely formed part of Whitman's cultural geography scrapbook.

Contributors to digital file: Nicole Gray, Whitney Helms, Ashlyn Stewart, and Kevin McMullen

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Cape Clear—southern coast point Ireland,
Malin head, northern point "
Land's end southwest point England
Kimmard's head a north east pt Scotland,
Shetland islands—away north
Hebrides—west Scotland.

"The minch" the passage between the Hebrides and Scotland.

And The tough ^Scotch sailor crosses the Minch to
the Hebrides in the northwest

And the Orkney boy and the Shetland boy
think wonder at that curious ^distant world
they hear so much of, yet love their
rude ^cold islands forever.

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and over the Texan, Mexican, Flori[illegible]
Cuban seas...over the seas off
California and Oregon...does not
tally by the with the blue breath of
the waters below, any more than
the breadth of above and below
is tallied tally in him;

If the Atlantic coast stretches, or the Pacific
coast stretches,, he stretching with
them, north or south,

He sSpansning between them also from east to and
west and reflecting touching what is
between them.

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