Walt Whitman, 1819-1892.

"Ambition." Brother Jonathan 1.5 (1842): 113.

The January 29, 1842, issue of Brother Johathan contained a revision of "Fame's Vanity," now called "Ambition," with added lines at the beginning and end in blank verse. The new introduction might well have been an autobiographical confession...

From G. W. Allen's The Solitary Singer , 1967.

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