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James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell (/ˈloʊəl/; February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets who rivaled the popularity of British poets. These poets usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside.

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    Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how;
    Everything is happy now,
    Everything is upward striving;
    —James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)

    This comes of James teaching me to think for myself, and never to hold back out of fear of what other people may think of me. It works beautifully as long as I think the same things as he does.
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    The snow had begun in the gloaming,
    And busily all the night
    Had been heaping field and highway
    With a silence deep and white.
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    It is night,
    And it is vanity, and age
    Blackens the heart of Adam. Fear,
    The yellow chirper, beaks its cage.
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