In Whitman's Hand
The Patrol at Barnegat
|All ? Through Nature's gloom,—the —through |
| wild, wild storm,|
|The stretching shore and|
|The midnight covering all|
|And on the sand a|
| straggling group with ears alert|
|with ears alert, with|
|And on the sand, with ears|
| alert, a|
|With piercing eyes, seaward|
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leaf 2 recto
|The ^swirling wintry blast, the|
| gusts of snow,|
|Alone with ^Dauntless Confronting Night, and|
| Storm and Sea|
leaf 3 recto
| the fierce|
| the midnight howling|
| the fierce snow driving|
| ^through slush and sand toilsome, the mortar dragging,|
- The date of the letter on the verso and the first publication date indicate that this manuscript was composed between May and June, 1880.
- Editorial note
- "Patroling Barnegat" was published first in The American in June, 1880.
Leaf 1: On the verso of the first manuscript leaf is a letter dated May 12, 1880. The letter appears to be from E. H. Hames of The Literary World magazine.
- The verso of leaf #2 is blank.
- The verso of leaf #3 is blank.
- Patroling Barnegat | The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839-1919, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
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