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Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

OLD IRONSIDES by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr This was the popular name by which the frigate Constitution was known. The poem was first printed in the Boston Daily Advertiser, at the time when it was proposed to break up the … 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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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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