Who is John Greenleaf Whittier?

  • (noun): United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892).
    Synonyms: Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets. Whittier was strongly influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Highly regarded in his lifetime and for a period thereafter, he is now remembered for his poem Snow-Bound, and the words of the hymn Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, from his poem "The Brewing of Soma", sung to music by Hubert Parry.

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Edison High School (San Antonio, Texas) - History
... in 1929 on what is now the present-day campus for John Greenleaf Whittier Academy at 2101 Edison Drive, San Antonio, Texas ... through nine remained in the old building and became the new student body of John Greenleaf Whittier Junior High School ... SAISD moved 9th grade to the high school John Greenleaf Whittier became a middle school housing grades 6th, 7th and 8th ...
John Greenleaf Whittier - List of Works
... Tent on the Beach (1867) Among the Hills (1869) Whittier's Poems Complete (1874) *The Pennsylvania Pilgrim (1872) The Vision of Echard (1878) The King's Missive (1881) Saint Gregory's Guest (1886) At ...
List Of Historic Houses In Massachusetts - Eastern Massachusetts - Essex County
... Mary Baker Eddy associations Macy-Colby House (Amesbury) – built 1654 John Greenleaf Whittier Home (Amesbury) – home of poet John Greenleaf Whittier Andover Amos Blanchard House (Andover ... as a summer house for designer Henry Davis Sleeper Hammond Castle – home and laboratory of John Hays Hammond, Jr. 1926–1929 Sargent House Museum – home of writer Judith Sargent Murray and pastor John Murray White-Ellery House – built in 1710 for Reverend John White, owned by the Ellery family for 200 years Ipswich ...
John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead
... The John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead is the birthplace and home of American Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier ...

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    All too soon these feet must hide
    In the prison cells of pride,
    Lose the freedom of the sod,
    Like a colt’s for work be shod,
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    All too soon these feet must hide
    In the prison cells of pride,
    Lose the freedom of the sod,
    Like a colt’s for work be shod,
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    For near her stood the little boy
    Her childish favour singled:
    His cap pulled low upon a face
    Where pride and shame were mingled.
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
    The saddest are these: “It might have been!”
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    The strangest ride that ever was sped
    Was Ireson’s, out from Marblehead!
    Old Floyd Ireson, for his hard heart,
    Tarred and feathered and carried in a cart
    by the women of Marblehead!
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)