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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Edison High School (San Antonio, Texas) - History
... was opened in 1929 on what is now the present-day campus for John Greenleaf Whittier Academy at 2101 Edison Drive, San Antonio, Texas ... through nine remained in 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
... Amesbury) – Mary Baker Eddy associations Macy-Colby House (Amesbury) – built 1654 John Greenleaf Whittier Home (Amesbury) – home of poet John Greenleaf ... a summer house for designer Henry Davis Sleeper Hammond Castle – home and laboratory of John Hays Hammond, Jr ... Sargent House Museum – home of writer Judith Sargent Murray and pastor John Murray White-Ellery House – built in 1710 for Reverend John White, owned by the Ellery family for 200 years ...
John Greenleaf Whittier - List of Works
... 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) Saint Gregory's Guest (1886 ...

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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)

    Yet here at least an earnest sense
    Of human right and weal is shown;
    A hate of tyranny intense,
    And hearty in its vehemence,
    As if my brother’s pain and sorrow were my own.

    O Freedom! if to me belong
    Nor mighty Milton’s gift divine,
    Nor Marvell’s wit and graceful song.
    Still with a love as deep and strong
    As theirs, I lay, like them, my best gifts on thy shrine!
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one.... The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
    —Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)

    Up from the meadows rich with corn,
    Clear in the cool September morn,
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)