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The works of Walt Whitman,

Author: Walt Whitman; Malcolm Cowley
Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls [1968]
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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Works of Walt Whitman.
New York, Funk & Wagnalls [1968]
(OCoLC)580420553
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Whitman; Malcolm Cowley
OCLC Number: 442839
Description: 2 volumes 21 cm
Contents: v. 1. Leaves of grass. Inscriptions. One's-self I sing --
As I ponder'd in silence --
In cabin'd ships at sea --
To foreign lands --
To a historian --
To thee old cause --
Eidólons --
For him I sing --
When I read the book --
Beginning my studies --
Beginners --
To the states --
On journeys through the states --
To a certain cantatrice --
Me imperturbe --
Savantism --
The ship starting --
I hear America singing --
What place is besieged? --
Still though the one I sing --
Shut not your doors --
Poets to come --
To you --
Thou reader --
Starting from Paumanok --
Song of myself. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Children of Adam. To the garden the world --
From pent-up aching rivers --
I sing the body electric --
A woman waits for me --
Spontaneous me --
One hour to madness and joy --
Out of the rolling ocean the crowd --
Ages and ages returning at intervals --
We two, how long we were fool'd --
O Hymen! O Hymenee! --
I am he that aches with love --
Native moments --
Once I pass'd through a populous city --
I heard you solemn-sweet pipes of the organ --
Facing west from California's shores --
As Adam early in the morning. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Calamus. In paths untrodden --
Scented herbage of my breast --
Whoever you are holding me now in hand --
For you O democracy --
These I singing in spring --
Not heaving from my ribb'd breast only --
Of the terrible doubt of appearances --
The base of all metaphysics --
Recorders ages hence --
When I heard at the close of the day --
Are you the new person drawn toward me? --
Roots and leaves themselves alone --
Not heat flames up and consumes --
Trickle drops --
City of orgies --
Behold this swarthy face --
I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing --
To a stranger --
This moment yearning and thoughtful --
I hear it was charged against me --
The prairie-grass dividing --
When I peruse the conquer'd fame --
We two boys together clinging --
A promise to California --
Here the frailest leaves of me --
No labor-saving machine --
A glimpse --
A leaf for hand in hand --
Earth my likeness --
I dream'd in a dream --
What think you I take my pen in hand? --
To the East and to the West --
Sometimes with one I love --
To a western boy --
Fast-anchor'd eternal O love! --
Among the multitude --
O you whom I often and silently come --
That shadow my likeness --
Full of life now --
Salut au monde! --
Song of the open road --
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry --
Song of the answerer --
Our old feuillage --
A song of joys --
Song of the broad-axe --
Song of the exposition --
Song of the redwood-tree --
A song for occupations --
A song of the rolling earth --
Youth, day, old age, and night. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Birds of passage. Song of the universal --
Pioneers! O pioneers! --
To you --
France the 18th year of these states --
Myself and mine --
Year of meteors --
With antecedents --
A Broadway pageant. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Sea-drift. Out of the cradle endlessly rocking --
As I ebb'd with the ocean of life --
Tears --
To the man-of-war-bird --
Aboard at a ship's helm --
On the beach at night --
The world below the brine --
On the beach at night alone --
Song for all seas, all ships --
Patroling Barnegat --
After the sea-ship. v. 1. Leaves of grass. By the roadside. A Boston ballad --
Europe the 72d and 73d years of these states --
A hand-mirror --
Gods --
Germs --
Thoughts --
When I heard the learn'd astronomer --
Perfections --
O me! O life! --
To a president --
I sit and look out --
To rich givers --
The dalliance of the eagles --
Roaming in thought --
A farm picture --
A child's amaze --
The runner --
Beautiful women --
Mother and babe --
Thought --
Visor'd --
Thought --
Gliding o'er all --
Hast never come to thee an hour --
Thought --
To old age --
Locations and times --
Offerings --
To the states. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Drum-taps. First o songs for a prelude --
Eighteen sixty-one --
Beat! Beat! Drums! --
From Paumanok starting I fly like a bird --
Song of the banner at daybreak --
Rise o days from your fathomless deeps --
Virginia--the West --
City of ships --
The centenarian's story --
Cavalry crossing a ford --
Bivouac on a mountain side --
An army corps on the march --
By the bivouac's fitful flame --
Come up from the fields father --
Vigil strange I kept on the field one night --
A march in the ranks hard-prest, and the road unknown --
A sight in camp in the daybreak gray and dim --
As toilsome I wander'd Virginia's woods --
Not the pilot --
Year that trembled and reel'd beneath me --
The wound-dresser --
Long, too long America --
Give me the splendid silent sun --
Dirge for two veterans --
Over the carnage rose prophetic a voice --
I saw Old General at bay --
The artilleryman's vision --
Ethiopia saluting the colors --
Not youth pertains to me --
Race of veterans --
World take good notice --
O tan-faced prairie-boy --
Look down fair moon --
Reconciliation --
How solemn as one by one --
As I lay with my head in your lap camerado --
Delicate cluster --
To a certain civilian --
Lo, Victress on the peaks --
Spirit whose work is done --
Adieu to a soldier --
Turn O libertad --
To the leaven'd soil they trod. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Memories of President Lincoln. When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd --
O Captain! My Captain! --
Hush'd be the camps to-day --
This dust was once the man --
By blue Ontario's shore --
Reversals. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Autumn rivulets. As consequent, etc. --
The return of the heroes --
There was a child went forth --
Old Ireland --
The city dead-house --
This compost --
To a foil'd European revolutionaire --
Unnamed lands --
Song of Prudence --
The singer in the prison --
Warble for lilac-time --
Outlines for a tomb --
Out from behind this mask --
Vocalism --
To Him that was crucified --
You felons on trial in courts --
Laws for creations --
To a common prostitute --
I was looking a long while --
Thought --
Miracles --
Sparkles from the wheel --
To a pupil --
Unfolded out of the folds --
What am I after all --
Kosmos --
Others may praise what they like --
Who learns my lesson complete? --
Tests --
The torch --
O star of France --
The ox-tamer --
An old man's thought of school --
Wandering at morn --
Italian music in Dakota --
With all thy gifts --
My picture-gallery --
The prairie states --
Proud music of the storm --
Passage to India --
Prayer of Columbus --
The sleepers --
Transpositions --
To think of time. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Whispers of heavenly death. Darest thou now o soul --
Whispers of heavenly death --
Chanting the square deific --
Of Him I love day and night --
Yet, yet, ye downcast hours --
As if a phantom caress'd me --
Assurances --
Quicksand years --
That music always round me --
What ship puzzled at sea --
A noiseless patient spider --
O living always, always dying --
To one shortly to die --
Night on the prairies --
Thought --
The last invocation --
As I watch'd the ploughman ploughing --
Pensive and faltering --
Thou mother with thy equal brood --
A Paumanok picture. v. 1. Leaves of grass. From noon to starry night. Thou orb aloft full-dazzling --
Faces --
The mystic trumpeter --
To a locomotive in winter --
O magnet-south --
Mannahatta --
All is truth --
A riddle song --
Excelsior --
Ah poverties, wincings, and sulky retreats --
Thoughts --
Mediums --
Weave in, my hardy life --
Spain --
By broad Potomac's shore --
From far Dakota's cañons --
Old war-dreams --
Thick-sprinkled bunting --
What best I see in thee --
Spirit that form'd this scene --
As I walk these broad majestic days --
A clear midnight. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Songs of parting. As the time draws nigh --
Years of the modern --
Ashes of soldiers --
Thoughts --
Song at sunset --
As at thy portals also death --
My legacy --
Pensive on her dead gazing --
Camps of green --
The sobbing of the bells --
As they draw to a close --
Joy, shipmate, joy --
The untold want --
Portals --
These carols --
Now finalé to the shore --
So long! v. 1. Leaves of grass. First annex : sands at seventy. Mannahatta --
Paumanok --
From Montauk Point --
To those who've fail'd --
A carol closing sixty-nine --
The bravest soldiers --
A font of type --
As I sit writing here --
My canary bird --
Queries to my seventieth year --
The Wallabout martyrs --
The first dandelion --
America --
Memories --
To-day and thee --
After the dazzle of day --
Abraham Lincoln, born Feb. 12, 1809 --
Out of May's shows selected --
Halcyon days --
Fancies at Navesink --
Election Day, November, 1884 --
With husky-haughty lips, O sea! --
Death of General Grant --
Red jacket (from Aloft) --
Washington's Monument, February, 1885 --
Of that blithe throat of thine --
Broadway --
To get the final lilt of songs --
Old Salt Kossabone --
The dead tenor --
Continuities --
Yonnondio --
Life --
"Going somewhere" --
Small the theme of my chant --
True conquerors --
The United States to old world critics --
The calming thought of all --
Thanks in old age --
Life and death --
The voice of the rain --
Soon shall the winter's foil be here --
While not the past forgetting --
The dying veteran --
Stronger lessons --
A prairie sunset --
Twenty years --
Orange buds by mail from Florida --
Twilight --
You lingering sparse leaves of me --
Not meagre, latent boughs alone --
The dead emperor --
As the Greek's signal flame --
The dismantled ship --
Now precedent songs, farewell --
An evening lull --
Old age's lambent peaks --
After the supper and talk. v. 1. Leaves of grass. Second annex : good-bye my fancy. Preface note to 2d annex --
Sail out for good, Eidólon yacht! --
Lingering last drops --
Good-bye my fancy --
On, on the same, ye jocund twain --
My 71st year --
Apparitions --
The pallid wreath --
An ended day --
Old age's ship and crafty death's --
To the pending year --
Shakspere-Bacon's cipher --
Long, long hence --
Bravo, Paris exposition! --
Interpolation sounds --
To the sunset breeze --
Old chants --
A Christmas greeting --
Sounds of the winter --
A twilight song --
When the full-grown poet came --
Osceola --
A voice from death --
A Persian lesson --
The commonplace --
"The rounded catalogue divine complete" --
Mirages --
L. of G.'s purport --
The unexpress'd --
Grand is the seen --
Unseen buds --
Good-bye my fancy! --
A backward glance o'er travel'd roads. v. 2. The collected prose. Specimen days. A happy hour's command --
Answer to an insisting friend --
Genealogy--Van Velsor and Whitman --
The old Whitman and Van Velsor Cemeteries --
The maternal homestead --
Two old family interiors --
Paumanok, and my life on it as child and young man --
My first reading--Lafayette --
Printing office--Old Brooklyn --
Growth--health--work --
My passion for ferries --
Broadway sights --
Omnibus jaunts and drivers --
Plays and operas too --
Through eight years --
Sources of character--results--1860 --
Opening of the Secession War --
National uprising and volunteering --
Contemptuous feeling --
Battle of Bull Run, July, 1861 --
The stupor passes--something else begins --
Down at the front --
After first Fredericksburg --
Back to Washington --
Fifty hours left wounded on the field --
Hospital scenes and persons --
Patent-Office hospital --
The White House by moonlight --
An army hospital ward --
A Connecticut case --
Two Brooklyn boys --
A Secesh brave --
The wounded from Chancellorsville --
A night battle over a week since --
Unnamed remains the bravest soldier --
Some specimen cases --
My preparations for visits --
Ambulance processions --
Bad wounds--the young --
The most inspiriting of all war's shows --
Battle of Gettysburg --
A cavalry camp --
A New York soldier --
Home-made music --
Abraham Lincoln --
Heated term --
Soldiers and talks --
Death of a Wisconsin officer --
Hospitals ensemble --
A silent night ramble --
Spiritual characters among the soldiers --
Cattle droves about Washington --
Hospital perplexity --
Down at the front --
Paying the bounties --
Rumors, changes, & c --
Virginia --
Summer of 1864 --
A new army organization fit for America --
Death of a hero --
Hospital scenes--incidents --
A Yankee soldier --
Union prisoners south --
Deserters --
A glimpse of war's hell-scenes --
Gift-money--discrimination --
Items from my note books --
A case from Second Bull Run --
Army surgeons--aid deficiencies --
The blue everywhere --
A model hospital --
Boys in the army --
Burial of a lady nurse --
Female nurses for soldiers --
Southern escapees --
The capitol by gas-light --
The inauguration --
Attitude of foreign governments during the war --
The weather--does it sympathize with these times? --
Inauguration ball --
Scene at the capitol --
A Yankee antique --
Wounds and diseases --
Death of President Lincoln --
Sherman's army's jubilation--its sudden stoppage --
No good portrait of Lincoln --
Releas'd Union prisoners from South --
Death of a Pennsylvania soldier --
The armies returning --
The grand review --
Western soldiers --
A soldier on Lincoln --
Two brothers, one South, one North --
Some sad cases yet --
Calhoun's real monument --
Hospitals closing --
Typical soldiers --
"Convulsiveness" --
Three years summ'd up --
The million dead, too, summ'd up --
The real war will never get in the books --
An interregnum paragraph --
New themes enter'd upon --
Entering a long farm-lane --
To the spring and brook --
An early summer reveille --
Birds migrating at midnight --
Bumble-bees --
Cedar-apples --
Summer sights and indolences --
Sundown perfume--quail-notes--the hermit thrush --
A July afternoon by the pond --
Locusts and katydids --
The lesson of a tree --
Autumn side-bits --
The sky--days and nights--happiness --
Colors--a contrast --
November 8, '76 --
Crows and crows --
A winter day on the sea-beach --
Sea-shore fancies --
In memory of Thomas Paine --
A two hours' ice-sail --
Spring overtures--recreations --
One of the human kinks --
An afternoon scene --
The gates opening --
The common earth, the soil --
Birds and birds and birds --
Full-starr'd nights --
Mulleins and mulleins --
Distant sounds --
A sun-bath--nakedness --
The oaks and I --
A quintette --
The first frost--mems --
Three young men's deaths --
February days --
A meadow lark --
Sundown lights --
Thoughts under an oak : a dream --
Clover and hay perfume --
An unknown --
Bird-whistling --
Horse-mint --
Three of us --
Death of William Cullen Bryant --
Jaunt up the Hudson --
Happiness and raspberries --
A specimen tramp family --
Manhattan from the bay --
Human and heroic New York --
Hours for the soul --
Straw-color'd and other psyches --
A night remembrance --
Wild flowers --
A civility too long neglected --
Delaware River--days and nights --
Scenes on ferry and river--last winter's nights --
The first spring day on Chestnut Street --
Up the Hudson to Ulster County --
Days at J.B.'s--turf fires--spring songs --
Meeting a hermit --
An Ulster County waterfall --
Walter Dumont and his medal --
Hudson River sights --
Two city areas, certain hours --
Central Park walks and talks --
A fine afternoon, 4 to 6 --
Departing of the big steamers --
Two hours on the Minnesota --
Mature summer days and nights --
Exposition building--new City Hall--river trip --
Swallows on the river --
Begin a long jaunt west --
In the sleeper --
Missouri state --
Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas --
The prairie- (and an undeliver'd speech) --
On to Denver--a frontier incident --
An hour on Kenosha Summit --
An egotistical "find" --
New senses--new joys --
Steam-power, telegraphs, & c --
America's back-bone --
The parks --
Art features --
Denver impressions --
I turn south--and then east again --
Unfulfill'd wants--the Arkansas River --
A silent little follower--the Coreopsis --
The prairies and Great Plains in poetry --
The Spanish peaks : evening on the plains --
America's characteristic landscape --
Earth's most important stream --
Prairie analogies--the tree question --
Mississippi Valley literature --
An interviewer's item --
The women of the West --
The silent general --
President Hayes's speeches --
St. Louis memoranda --
Nights on the Mississippi --
Upon our own land --
Edgar Poe's significance --
Beethoven's septette --
A hint of wild nature --
Loafing in the woods --
A contralto voice --
Seeing Niagara to advantage --
Jaunting to Canada --
Sunday with the insane --
Reminiscence of Elias Hicks --
Grand native growth --
A Zollverein between the U.S. and Canada --
The St. Lawrence line --
The savage Saguenay --
Capes Eternity and Trinity --
Chicoutimi and Ha-ha Bay --
The inhabitants--good living --
Cedar-plums like--names --
Death of Thomas Carlyle --
Carlyle from American points of view --
A couple of old friends : a Coleridge bit --
A week's visit to Boston --
The Boston of to-day --
My tribute to four poets --
Millet's pictures--last items --
Birds--and a caution --
Samples of my common-place book --
My native sand and salt once more --
Hot weather New York --
"Custer's last rally" --
Some old acquaintances--memories --
A discovery of old age --
A visit, at the last, to R.W. Emerson --
Other Concord notations --
Boston Common : more of Emerson --
An Ossianic night--dearest friends --
Only a new ferry boat --
Death of Longfellow --
Starting newspapers --
The great unrest of which we are part --
By Emerson's grave --
At present writing--personal --
After trying a certain book --
Final confessions--literary tests --
Nature and democracy--morality --
Notes. v. 2. The collected prose. Collect. One or two index items --
Democratic vistas --
Notes --
Origins of attempted secession --
Preface, 1855, to first issue of "Leaves of grass" --
Preface, 1872, to "As a strong bird on pinions free" --
Preface, 1876, to L. of G. and "Two rivulets," centennial edition --
Poetry to-day in America--Shakspere--the future --
A memorandum at a venture --
Death of Abraham Lincoln --
Two letters. v. 2. The collected prose. Notes left over. Nationality (and yet) --
Emerson's books (the shadows of them) --
Ventures, on an old theme --
British literature --
Darwinism (then furthermore) --
"Society" --
The tramp and strike questions --
Democracy in the New World --
Foundation stages--then others --
General suffrage, elections, & c --
Who gets the plunder? --
Friendship (the real article) --
Lacks and wants yet --
Rulers strictly out of the masses --
Monuments : the past and present --
Little or nothing new, after all --
A Lincoln reminiscence --
Freedom --
Book-classes : America's literature --
Our real culmination --
An American problem --
The last collective compaction. v. 2. The collected prose. Collect. Pieces in early youth 1834-'42. Dough-face song --
Death in the school-room (a fact) --
One wicked impulse --
The last loyalist --
Wild Frank's return --
The boy lover --
The child and the profligate --
Lingave's temptation --
Little Jane --
Dumb Kate --
Talk to an art union --
Blood-money --
Wounded in the house of friends --
Sailing the Mississippi at midnight. v. 2. The collected prose. November boughs. Our eminent visitors : past, present and future --
The Bible as poetry --
Father Taylor (and oratory) --
The Spanish element in our nationality --
What lurks behind Shakspere's historical plays? --
A thought on Shakspere --
Robert Burns as poet and person --
A word about Tennyson --
Slang in America --
Some diary notes at random --
Some war memoranda --
Five thousand poems --
The old Bowery --
Notes to late English books --
Abraham Lincoln --
New Orleans in 1848--trip up the Mississippi, etc. --
Small memoranda --
Last of the war cases --
Elias Hicks, notes (such as they are) --
George Fox (and Shakspere). v. 2. The collected prose. Good-bye my fancy. An old man's rejoinder --
Old poets --
American National literature --
Gathering the corn --
A death-bouquet --
Some laggards yet --
Memoranda.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: as prepared by him for the Deathbed ed. With a foreword and an introd. by Malcolm Cowley.

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