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Barbara Frietchie is a patriotic poem by John Greenleaf Whittier

Barbara Frietchie

Barbara Frietchie John Greenleaf Whittier Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn, The clustered spires of Frederick stand Green-walled by the hills of Maryland. Round about them orchards...

The Vulture by Hillaire Belloc

The Vulture by Hillaire Belloc

In Hilaire Belloc’s humorous book of More Beasts (for Worse Children), a companion volume to The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, you will find poetic descriptions of real and imaginary beasts.  Many like “The...

The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow

The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow

The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Courtship of Miles Standish is a narrative poem written in 1858 by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It tells a charming tale of a...

Benjamin Franklin Resources

Benjamin Franklin Resources

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was one of America’s most interesting historical figures. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Franklin pursued many subjects including writing, politics, invention, music, and more. Here are some resources written by and about...

Copywork: How Benjamin Franklin Taught Himself to Write Well

Copywork: How Benjamin Franklin Taught Himself to Write Well

Although copywork is often seen as an exercise for young students, it’s a classic tool that is useful for almost anything you want to learn to do well. Artists copy the works of great...