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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List Of Historic Houses In Massachusetts - Eastern Massachusetts - Essex County
... Macy-Colby House (Amesbury) – built 1654 John Greenleaf Whittier Home (Amesbury) – home of poet John Greenleaf Whittier Andover Amos Blanchard House (Andover) – house museum late Federal ... Sleeper Hammond Castle – home and laboratory of John Hays Hammond, Jr ... 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 Ipswich John Heard House (Ipswich ...
Edison High School (San Antonio, Texas) - History
... in 1929 on what is now the present-day campus for John Greenleaf Whittier Academy at 2101 Edison Drive, San Antonio, Texas ... 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 ...
John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead
... The John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead is the birthplace and home of American Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier ...
John Greenleaf Whittier - List of Works
... Time (1864) Snow-Bound (1866) 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 ...

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    Maud Muller on a summer’s day
    Raked the meadow sweet with hay.
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    Maud Muller looked and sighed: “Ah me!
    That I the Judge’s bride might be!

    “He would dress me up in silks so fine,
    And praise and toast me at his wine.

    “My father should wear a broadcloth coat,
    My brother should sail a painted boat.
    —John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    This is my commandment, that ye love one another.
    Bible: New Testament Jesus, in John 15:12.

    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)