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Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Prose Works. 1892.

V. November Boughs

20. Elias Hicks: Portrait in Old Age

HERE is a portrait of E. H. from life, by Henry Inman, in New York, about 1827 or ’28. The painting was finely copper-plated in 1830, and the present is a fac simile. Looks as I saw him in the following narrative.

The time was signalized by the separation of the Society of Friends, so greatly talked of—and continuing yet—but so little really explain’d. (All I give of this separation is in a Note following.)

BORN … … MARCH 19, 1748.
DIED … … FEBRUARY 20, 1880.