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John Greenleaf Whittier

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Comprehensive information about John Greenleaf Whittier including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. An American Quaker poet and forceful advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.. American poet This educational John Greenleaf Whittier resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight... Not people die but worlds die in them. Quote Right
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Quote Left No longer forward nor behindI look in hope or fearBut, grateful, take the good I findThe best of now and here. Quote Right
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Quote Left Of all sad words of tongue and pen the saddest are these, what might have been. 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 saddest thing of word or pen, To know the things that might have been. Quote Right
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