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"As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free"...

Walt Whitman writes a poem for Dartmouth's Commencement......



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June 26, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 26, 1872

* Walt Whitman
* "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free"
* Considered the 1st publication


Page 3 has Walt Whitman's, "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free," which was a poem he wrote and delivered at the 1872 Commencement at Dartmouth College. This printing was actually from the day prior to the Commencement, making it one of the earliest if not the earliest printings of this poem. It is widely considered its first publication - and was later incorporated into an update of "Leaves of Grass." See the images for details.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light browning, otherwise in good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War