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Walt Whitman

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Whitmans for generations. Fish-shaped, as Whitman loved to picture it, it stretches away from New York, running a little to the north of east, for one hundred and twenty-five miles, with an average breadth of about twelve. On the north it has several fine harbours, in the middle a ridge of low hills, on the south a scarcely broken stretch of narrow, desolate, dangerous beach, protecting the inner waters of a chain of bays. The western settlements in the island were originally Dutch jthe eastern were made by the English, Independents of the old breed, shut off from Connecticut by the Sound, and from New York by the sandy wilderness, but sturdily content in their isolation. Journeying east from New York, even as late as Whitman schildhood, one soon passed out of the village of Brooklyn and its outlying farms into the great Hempstead plain, un broken by tree, shrub, or fence, a pasture-ground for sheep and cattle, who fattened on the coarse grass that grew abundantly in its black but thin soil. Then, as the mould became mixed with sand, came the brushy plains of scrub oak.
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Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217417075
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 3 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217417078
Publisher Date: 09 Jul 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 50
Series Title: English
Weight: 109 gr
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