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John Greenleaf Whitter 80th Birthday Poem by Holmes

TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER ON HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY 1887 by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr FRIEND, whom thy fourscore winters leave more dear Than when life’s roseate summer on thy cheek Burned in the flush of manhood’s manliest year, Lonely, how … Continue reading

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Poetry by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

Poetry by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr (1809-1894), a professor of anatomy at Harvard University, wrote poetry as a hobby. Some of his most memorable poems tell historical stories. In both his life and his work, he … Continue reading

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