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Walt Whitman; eyewitness to Lincoln’s second inaugural


Walt Whitman -NY Times 3-12-1865 pg 5


The attached is a PDF of an article by Walt Whitman in The New York Times of April 12, 1865.

Note the hints (foreshadowings) of Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.” “The Western Star, in the earlier hours of the evening, has never been so large, so clear; it seems as if it told something, as if it held rapport indulgent with humanity, with us Americans.”


— posted by Roger W. Smith

   July 2021