Born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, Walt Whitman spent his childhood and early adulthood amid the sights and
Whitman describes Clare as "A lady -- slender and elegant -- in black from head to foot; pure white complexion, pale, striking chiseled features, perfect profile, abundant fair hair; abstracted look, and rather rapid, purposeful step...a perfect beauty; questionless, of decided talent;...a persevering and energetic votary of the mimetic art. Possessed of some wealth, great personal attractions, no inconsiderable share of intellect and cultivation" (131).
The Vault at Pfaff's
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