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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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    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)

    Small pity for him!—He sailed away
    From a leaking ship in Chaleur Bay,—
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    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)

    O Time and Change!—with hair as gray
    As was my sire’s that winter day,
    How strange it seems, with so much gone
    Of life and love, to still live on!
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)