In Whitman's Hand


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Title: What the word of power unbroken

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: About 1876

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00077

Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript 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 lines that make up this manuscript were probably drafted for the Centennial of 1876.

Contributors to digital file: Nicole Gray, Brett Barney, Nick Krauter, Lisa Renfro, Kenneth M. Price, Stacey Berry, and Farrah Lehman

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What the word char of power ma power unbroken?

What the charm of magic freedoms ^heavenly 's own token

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On & & and ever on on from the Eastward

On & ever on to the Westward

Union all! O its Union all!

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O its all for each, & each for all!

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