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Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass
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William Douglas O'Connor (1832-1889) to John Burroughs (1835-1917)

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I flew down stairs with Leaves of Grass to the Solicitor of the Treasury, Kenneth Raynor and for two hours to him and Robinson (the Assistant Solicitor) and Barton (the Law Clerk) I gave the District Attorney [in Boston] unlimited volcano. They all agree with me, especially after hearing me read and expound the accused poems, that it is the greatest outrage of the century.

William Douglas O'Connor (1832-1889) to John Burroughs (1835-1917)
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