Remember the passage in Whitman’s anonymous self-review “Walt Whitman, a Brooklyn Boy” that goes “Of pure American breed, of reckless health, his body perfect, free from taint top to toe, free forever from headache and dyspepsia, full-blooded, six feet high, a good feeder . . .”?

Check out this image of page 141 in the 1860 Leaves of Grass, starting at line 12 (he has apparently lost 5 pounds in the interim):

1860 cannibalized review page