Born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, Walt Whitman spent his childhood and early adulthood amid the sights and
In this poem commemorating the visit of Japanese ambassadors to the United States, Whitman comments on the coming together of different countries and cultures--particularly those of the East with the West--in his home city of Manhattan.
"The Errand-Bearers" originally appeared in the New York Times, but was soon after reprinted in the Saturday Press.
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