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Walt Whitman (1819–1892).  Leaves of Grass.  1900.

NOTES  140–149



140. Not Youth Pertains to Me

First published in “Drum-Taps,” 1865.

  l. 5  Drum-Taps reads “Beauty, knowledge, fortune,” etc.

  l. 8  Drum-Taps. For lines 7 and 8 read

“And at intervals I have strung together a few songs,
Fit for war, and the life of the camp.”

141. To the Leaven’d Soil They Trod

First published in “When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d,” 1865–6.

142. Delicate Cluster

First published in 1870.

143. Sing of the Banner at Day-Break

First published in “Drum-Taps,” 1865.

  l. 17  Lines 16 and 17 added in 1870.

  l. 21  Drum-Taps reads “Banner and Pennant.”

  l. 24  Drum-Taps. For “me” reads “us.”

  l. 42  Drum-Taps reads “But I am of that,” etc.

  l. 57  Line 57 added in 1870.

  l. 65  “again” added in 1870.

  l. 67  “yet” added in 1870.

  l. 86  Drum-Taps reads “and carnage also,” etc.

  l. 87  “any” added in 1870.

  l. 93  “or four” added in 1870.

  l. 94  Drum-Taps. For “forty millions” reads “thirty-five millions.”

  l. 95  Drum-Taps. For “henceforth” reads “from this day.”

  l. 104  Drum-Taps reads “and henceforth forever.”

  l. 112  Line 112 added in 1870.

  l. 122  Line 122 added in 1870.

  l. 134  “indeed” added in 1870.

  “again” added in 1870.

  l. 136  Drum-Taps. For “except” reads “unless.”

  l. 148  “(absolute owner of All)” added in 1870.

144. Ethiopia Saluting the Colors

(A REMINISCENCE OF 1864.)
First published in 1870.

145. Lo! Victress on the Peaks

First published in “When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d,” 1865–6.

  l. 2  When Lilacs reads “Where thou standest,” etc.

  l. 5  When Lilacs reads “Where thou dominant,” etc.

  l. 8  When Lilacs reads “But a little book,” etc.

146. World, Take Good Notice

First published in “Drum-Taps,” 1865.

147. Thick-Sprinkled Bunting

First published in “Drum-Taps,” 1865, under title of “Flag of Stars! Thick-Sprinkled Bunting.”

  l. 1  Drum-Taps reads “Flag of stars! Thick-sprinkled bunting!”

148. Faces

First published in 1855. In 1856 under title of “Poem of Faces.” In 1860 ’67 under title of “Leaf of Faces.”

  l. 1  1855 ’56 ’60. For “lo! such faces!” read “here then are faces!”

  l. 7  1855 reads “The welcome ugly face.”

  l. 14  1855 ’56 ’60 read “Sauntering the pavement or crossing the ceaseless ferry, here then are faces.”

  l. 26  1855 adds “advertising and doing business.”

  l. 34  “then” added in 1856.

  l. 36  1855 reads “well then,” etc.

  l. 65  1855 ’56 ’60 add “and give me your finger and thumb.”

  l. 71  1855 ’56. For “First-day” read “Sabbath.”

  l. 75  1855 reads “I heard what the run of the poets were saying so long.”

149. Manhattan Streets I Saunter’d, Pondering

First published in 1856 under title of “Poem of the Last Explanation of Prudence.”

  l. 1  1856 ’60 read “All day I have walked the city, and talked with my friends and thought of prudence.”

  l. 9  1856 ’60. For “just as much as” read “more than.”

  l. 15  1856 adds “prostitute.”

  “literat” added in 1867.

  l. 27  1856 ’60 ’67. For “dozens” read “hundreds.”

  l. 38  “entirely” added in 1860.

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