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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 cottage enfold, With broad leaves all … Continue reading

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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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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 number of states was announced December … Continue reading

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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 To pay the debt they owe … Continue reading

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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 Boston without warrant at the request … Continue reading

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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 life and his work, he was … Continue reading

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