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John Greenleaf Whittier

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An American Quaker poet and forceful advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.. American poet


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Quote Left Yet here at least an earnest sense Of human right and weal is shown;... Quote Right
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Quote Left Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West, From North and South, come the pilgrim and guest, When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board The old broken links of affection restored, When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before. What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie? Quote Right
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Quote Left The sooner we recognize the fact that the mercy of the Almighty extends to every creature endowed with life, the better it will be for us as men and Christians. Quote Right
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Quote Left For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been!' Quote Right
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Quote Left These Flemish pictures of old days; Sit with me by the homestead hearth,... Quote Right
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