John Greenleaf Whittier





John Greenleaf Whittier

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born
in Haverhill, Massachusetts, The United States
December 17, 1807

died
September 07, 1892

gender
male

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John Greenleaf Whittier 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.


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Complete Poetical Works of ...
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Snow-Bound
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Snow-Bound and Other Poems
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Supernaturalism in New Engl...
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More books by John Greenleaf Whittier…
“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”
John Greenleaf Whittier, Maud Muller - Pamphlet

“The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.”
John Greenleaf Whittier, Poetry

“A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near,
A little gift from one held dear,
Best wishes for the coming year.

These make a merry christmas!”
John Greenleaf Whittier