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 Homestead
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John Greenleaf Whittier - List of Works
... In War Time (1864) Snow-Bound (1866) The 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 ...
Edison High School (San Antonio, Texas) - History
... opened in 1929 on what is now the present-day campus for John Greenleaf Whittier Academy at 2101 Edison Drive, San Antonio, Texas ... the old building 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 ...
List Of Historic Houses In Massachusetts - Eastern Massachusetts - Essex County
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    Here is the place; right over the hill
    Runs the path I took;
    You can see the gap in the old wall still,
    And the stepping-stones in the shallow brook.
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    She leaned far out on the window-sill,
    And shook it forth with a royal will.

    “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,
    But spare your country’s flag,” she said.

    A shade of sadness, a blush of shame,
    Over the face of the leader came;
    —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)