Though many details about his early life are in dispute, scholars agree that Arnold was born in New York City and that his father may have been the Reverend George B. Arnold.
The final chapter of this book, "A Day with the Good Gray Poet," recounts the author's conversation with Walt Whitman at Whitman's home in Camden, New Jersey, towards the end of the poet's life. In the course of their conversation Whitman reflects with affection upon fellow Pfaffian George Arnold, whom "Whitman loved and mourned . . . tenderly " (210).
Wolfe writes of his conversation with Whitman in the chapter "A Day with the Good Gray Poet" that upon "[m]entioning George Arnold,--'Doubly dead because he died so young,'--we find that Whitman loved and mourned him tenderly" (210).
The final chapter, "A Day with the Good Gray Poet," briefly discusses Whitman's relationship with fellow Pfaffian George Arnold.
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