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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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    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)

    Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
    Let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall;
    Who sows a field, or trains a flower,
    Or plants a tree, is more than all.
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    The Judge looked back as he climbed the hill,
    And saw Maud Muller standing still.
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    They tell me, Lucy, thou art dead,
    That all of thee we loved and cherished
    Has with thy summer roses perished;
    And left, as its young beauty fled,
    An ashen memory in its stead.
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)