Born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, Walt Whitman spent his childhood and early adulthood amid the sights and
The third edition of Leaves of Grass was published in 1860. (The first two editions were published in 1855 and 1856; subsequent editions would appear in 1867, 1871, 1881, and 1891.) Whitman worked on the 1860 Leaves of Grass while a patron at Pfaff's in the late 1850s, and in 1860 and 1861 the Saturday Press heavily publicized the publication of this work.
Takes as its epigraph a line from from Whitman's "Song of Myself," "I loaf and invite my soul."
Whitman's "A Child's Reminiscence," which was originally published in the Saturday Press in 1859, appeared as "A Word out of the Sea" in the 1860 Leaves of Grass.
Whitman revised the twelve "Live Oak, with Moss" poems and included them as part of the "Calamus" cluster of poems in the third edition of Leaves of Grass in 1860.
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