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CHAPTER XIV
AMERICAN LITERATURE

Walter started as an errand-boy in a lawyer's office, but before long went to a printer's and learned typesetting. All the time he was a great reader, and when he was nineteen he turned schoolmaster, only to return to printing in a short while. Ten years after this he was editing a paper in Boston, and six years later he published his first volume of Leaves of poems, Leaves of Grass. During the war Grass. between the North and South (1862) he lass. became the good angel of the Army hospitals, writing a letter for one sufferer, cheering another by a hearty greeting, leaving an orange or a package of candy at bed after bed. Northerner or Southerner, it was the same to him as he went round, ministering to the little needs that mean so much to the sick. A few years later he suffered from a partial paralysis. His last days were spent in a simple home near the Delaware, in Camden, New Jersey.
The place of Walt Whitman as a poet is in dispute. He is capable of writing on the death of Abraham Lincoln such a gem as

O Captain ! my Captain ! O Captain ! my Captain ! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,
he port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring ;
But O heart ! heart ! heart !
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

and also of inflicting upon us such lines as the following and calling them poetry : The latest dates, discoveries, inventions, societies, authors old and new,
My dinner, dress, associates, looks, compliments, dues.

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