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Fable for Critics Whittier to Cooper

A Fable for Critics [Whittier to Cooper] by James Russell Lowell Famous writers mentioned in this section—click on the name to move to that part of the poem: John Greenleaf Whittier: learn more about this abolitionist poet Richard Henry Dana, … 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 John Greenleaf Whittier

Poetry by John Greenleaf Whittier John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892), often listed as one of the Fireside Poets, was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Enjoy Whittier’s poetry available from Excellence in Literature: “Massachusetts to Virginia” … Continue reading

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