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Complete Prose Works
by by Walt Whitman
Binding: Paperback, 572 pages
Publisher: IndyPublish
Weight: 183
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN:9781435381919

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: significant hardly a loud word or laugh in many of the regiments. A hush and silence pervaded all. NO GOOD FOR Probably the reader has seen physiogno TRAIT OF LINCOLN mies (often old farmers, sea captains, and such) that, behind their homeliness, or even ugliness, held superior points so subtle, yet so palpable, making the real life of their faces almost as impossible to depict as a wild perfume or fruit taste, or a passionate tone of the living voice and such was Lincoln's face, the peculiar color, the lines of it, the eyes, mouth, expression. Of technical beauty it had nothing but to the eye of a great artist it furnished a rare study, a feast and fascination. The current portraits are all failures most of them caricatures. RELEAS'D UNION Thereleas'd prisoners of war are now com PRISONERS FROM ing up from the southern prisons. I have SOUTH seen a number of them. The sight is worse than any sight of battle fields, or any collection of wounded, even the bloodiest. There was, (as a sample,) one large boat load, of several hundreds, brought about the 2Jth, to Annapolis; and out of the whole number only three individuals were able to walk from the boat. The rest were carried ashore and laid down in one place or another. Can those be men those little livid brown, ash streak' d, monkey looking dwarfs? are they really not mummied, dwindled corpses ? They lay there, most of them, quite still, but with a horrible look in their eyes and skinny lips (often with not enough flesh on the lips to cover their teeth.) Probably no more appalling sight was ever seen on this earth. (There are deeds, crimes, that may be forgiven; but this is not among them. It steeps its perpetrators in blackest, escapeless, endless damnation. Over 50,000 have been compell'd to die...


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