From the NY Times:
A graduate student searching 19th-century newspapers found Walt Whitman’s lost treatise on “manly health.” Written under a pseudonym around the same time as some of Whitman’s best-known poems of homoerotic love, the 47,000-word series recommends meat-eating, bare-knuckled boxing, comfortable footwear and avoiding “too much brain action and fretting.”
Does this have anything to do with the notorious loose shoes incident?
Since I don’t have to walk in shit as much as the old days. I don’t wear the things nearly as often.