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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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The Deacon’s Masterpiece by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

THE DEACON’S MASTERPIECE: OR THE WONDERFUL “ONE-HOSS-SHAY.” A LOGICAL STORY by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Have you heard of the wonderful one-shay, That was built in such a logical way It ran a hundred years to a day, And then, … Continue reading

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