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  • Walt Whitman used this phrase, but the English poet Henry Kirke White, who died (1806) before Whitman was born, used it first. Percy Byshe Shelley used the phrase lambent lightning-fire in his long work The Witch of Atlas, which was written in 1820 and published after his death, in 1824.

    November 14, 2011