This vintage book contains a collection of Walt Whitman's miscellaneous writings on a variety of different subject ranging from Shakespeare to Abraham Lincoln. This marvellous collection will appeal to fans and collectors of Whitman's seminal work, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. The contents of this volume include: "Manhatta", "From Montauk Point", "To Those Who've Fail'd", "A Carol Closing Sixty-Nine", "The Bravest Soldiers", "A Font of type", "As I Sit Writing Here", "My Canary Bird", "Queries to My Seventieth Year", "The Wallabout Martyrs", The First Dandelion", "A Word About Tennyson", etcetera. Walter "Walt" Whitman (1819 - 1892) was a celebrated American poet, essayist and journalist. He is one of the most influential poets in American literature, and is often referred to as the father of free verse. His writings were extremely controversial in his time, a statement that is especially true for his poetry collection "Leaves of Grass"; considered to be obscenely sexual when first published. Many texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.