Transcription errors corrected in Complete Prose and "Reminiscences of Walt Whitman"
In reading some of Whitman's comments regarding opera, I noticed two transcription errors in Complete Prose Works (pp. 294 and 294) and one in the John Townsend Trowbridge reminiscence in the interviews section. They are now corrected.
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