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My virtue is that I say what I think, my vice that what I think doesn't amount to much.

Monday, December 06, 2010

I greet you at the beginning of a great career

Walt Whitman sent one of the 795 copies of Leaves of Grass to Ralph Waldo Emerson, a highly respected man who, a decade previous, had publicly cried out for a great American poet by way of his essay, The Poet, and who, instantly recognising Whitman's talent, responded to Leaves of Grass with the following letter; a gushing, five-page appreciation of Whitman's work that was rightfully deemed so valuable to the poet that he later used it to promote future editions.
Letters of Note

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