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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 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 The saddest thing of word or pen, To know the things that might have been. 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 Went drearily singing the chore-girl small, Draping each hive with a shred of black. Quote Right
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Quote Left Of all that Orient lands can vaunt, of marvels with our own competing, the strangest is the Haschish plant, and what will follow on its eating. Quote Right
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