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John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the Fireside Poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Whittier is remembered particularly for his anti-slavery writings as well as his book Snow-Bound.


Three stanzas adapted from “Worship,” a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier (1848)

Contributed on: 11 Nov 2019 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Max D. Klein | John Greenleaf Whittier |

A hymn for peace and the end of war. . . .

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