In Whitman's Hand
|No Homer, Shakspere, Voltaire |
|No palaces, Kings' palaces nor courts, |
|No r armies, navies on the land, nor navies on the sea, |
| But countless living equal men|
|Average free |
- This manuscript was likely composed in the last two decades of Whitman's career (roughly 1870-1892) when he was more apt to mention other writers explicitly in his poetry.
- Editorial note
- The poem drafted on this manuscript was not published in Whitman's lifetime. Despite its title, this manuscript does not appear to be a draft of the published poem entitled "America."
- The verso of the manuscript leaf is blank.
- America | The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
- Whitman Archive ID