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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John Greenleaf Whittier - List of Works
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Edison High School (San Antonio, Texas) - History
... Edison High School was opened in 1929 on what is now the present-day campus for John Greenleaf Whittier Academy at 2101 Edison Drive, San Antonio, Texas ... and became the new student body of John Greenleaf Whittier Junior High School ... When SAISD moved 9th grade to the high school John Greenleaf Whittier became a middle school housing grades 6th, 7th and 8th ...

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    “Would she were mine, and I to-day,
    Like her, a harvester of hay;
    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!
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    Through this broad street, restless ever,
    Ebbs and flows a human tide,
    Wave on wave a living river;
    Wealth and fashion side by side;
    Toiler, idler, slave and master, in the same quick current glide.
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

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    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)