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April 28th Letter No. Four (Walt Whitman, 1882)

WALT WHITMAN to John Burroughs, April 28, 1882

Dear friend

Just returned from a fortnight down in the Jersey woods—not feeling well this month, (a bad cold, neuralgia, other head trouble, bowel trouble &c—yet nothing serious—will blow over in a few days)—went down for a change—had bad weather & nothing propitious—but I have just come back & am already better—shall get along—

So Emerson is dead—the leading man in all Israel—If I feel able I shall go to his funeral—improbable though—

Can you help me? Can you loan me $100?

Walt Whitman

Posted on April 28th, 2012
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