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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 Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier

The Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier

The Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun, The vines of the gourd and the rich melon run, And the rock and the tree and the...

John Greenleaf Whitter 80th Birthday Poem by Holmes

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...

Laus Deo by John Greenleaf Whittier

Laus Deo by John Greenleaf Whittier

LAUS DEO! by John Greenleaf Whittier On hearing the bells ring on the passage of the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery. The resolution was adopted by Congress, January 31, 1865. The ratification by the requisite...

For Righteousness’ Sake by John Greenleaf Whittier

For Righteousness’ Sake by John Greenleaf Whittier

FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS’ SAKE by John Greenleaf Whittier Inscribed to friends under arrest for treason against the slave power. THE age is dull and mean. Men creep, Not walk; with blood too pale and tame...

Massachusetts to Virginia by John Greenleaf Whittier

Massachusetts to Virginia by John Greenleaf Whittier

MASSACHUSETTS TO VIRGINIA by John Greenleaf Whittier Written on reading an account of the proceedings of the citizens of Norfolk, Va., in reference to George Latimer, the alleged fugitive slave, who was seized in...

Poetry by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Poetry by Oliver Wendell Holmes 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...