Leaves of Grass

Author: Walt Whitman  | Date: 1855

To a Historian

YOU who celebrate bygones,

Who have explored the outward, the surfaces of the races, the life

that has exhibited itself,

Who have treated of man as the creature of politics, aggregates,

rulers and priests,

I, habitan of the Alleghanies, treating of him as he is in himself

in his own rights,

Pressing the pulse of the life that has seldom exhibited itself,

(the great pride of man in himself,)

Chanter of Personality, outlining what is yet to be,

I project the history of the future.


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Chicago: Walt Whitman, "To a Historian," Leaves of Grass Original Sources, accessed July 14, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CN8FHNAKBRMTJK9.

MLA: Whitman, Walt. "To a Historian." Leaves of Grass, Original Sources. 14 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CN8FHNAKBRMTJK9.

Harvard: Whitman, W, 'To a Historian' in Leaves of Grass. Original Sources, retrieved 14 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CN8FHNAKBRMTJK9.