Walt Whitman on Stephen Pearl Andrews

Free love / Union libreANDREWS, Stephen Pearl (1812-1886)WHITMAN, Walt

Ellen M. Calder

Personal Recollections of Walt Whitman

The Atlantic Monthly | June 1907

"The fiercest denunciations that were ever heard from Whitman were against that which was called "Free Love." He gave it no quarter, said that its chief exponent and disciple—Stephen Pearl Andrews—was of the type Mephistopheles, a man of intellect without heart, and there were no terms too strong in which to express his opinion its "damnable " teachings and practices "