One of the hymns was a familiar one by the American Quaker poet, John Greenleaf Whittier
, which begins: "Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways!" Oh dear, I have many foolish way which require forgiveness.
He illustrated a number of books as well, including John Greenleaf Whittier
's Snowbound (1868) and Ballads of New England (1870).
Horace Traubel edited an entire book devoted to the event, Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman (Philadelphia: David McKay, 1889), containing the addresses that were delivered that night, Whitman's response, and testimonials by letter and wire from many writers, family members, and friends, including John Addington Symonds, William Dean Howells, John Greenleaf Whittier
, William Morris, and Mark Twain.
The Merrimack Valley has been referred to as the "Valley of the Poets" since Puritan author Anne Bradstreet and abolitionist poet John Greenleaf Whittier
were buried there.
And surely no library has more copies of "The Tent on the Beach", a specimen from the later 1800s that is a minor work of Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier
When I first had to choose hymns for a service, I soon learnt to include a number from the three W's, Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts and John Greenleaf Whittier
. So I was pleased when the Songs of Praise poll of the nation's favourite hymns included Whittier's Dear Lord and Father of Mankind and Wesley with Love Divine.
Grant remembers the Battle of Palo Alto in 1886, a Mexican officer on the difficulties of the Mexican army in July-August 1846, US and Mexican accounts of the 1847 fall and occupation of Mexico City, Frederick Dougless on the war in June 1849, the Mexican cession and the slavery question, the Navajo long walk of 1863, The Angels of Buena Vista" by John Greenleaf Whittier
, and Legends of Mexico (1848) by Thomas Bang Thorpe.
THE purpose of this brief article is to discuss the prophetic role of the jeremiad, as John Greenleaf Whittier
used William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, to respond publicly to the Christian church and entire nation for sinful actions or indifferent inaction regarding the institution of American slavery.
Victor Hugo published a letter pleading for clemency for Brown, John Greenleaf Whittier
wrote the poem "Brown of Ossowatomie" in praise of him, and the abolitionist's actions inspired a marching song for Union soldiers, "John Brown's Body," that was rewritten by Julia Ward Howe as "The Baffle Hymn of the Republic."
THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA recently issued a volume of the poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier
. This is fitting.
Then when the first snowy day arrives, I'll pull out my big book of poetry and indulge in a personal tradition--reading Snowbound, by John Greenleaf Whittier
Child was too conscientious an abolitionist to risk the fate suffered by her friend John Greenleaf Whittier
, who created a scandal in 1838, when the details of a slave narrative he wrote were challenged by slavers as unverifiable and thus inauthentic.
John Greenleaf Whittier
immortalized those words in his poem Howard at Atlanta (Haynes, 1952; Wright, 1965).
But then, in an arresting, even brilliant, move, Bush focuses on three cultural moments that helped define such readily available conceptions of these authors: Twain's famous speech at John Greenleaf Whittier
's seventieth birthday celebration, Lewis's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, and Lionel Trilling's speech at Frost's 85th birthday celebration.
In an 1847 essay in an abolitionist newspaper, American poet John Greenleaf Whittier
pointed to Pushkin, she says, "as evidence of blacks' intellectual abilities." And Pushkin became an "enduring presence in black American culture." In 1925, the Urban League's official publication instituted a Pushkin Prize for outstanding black poets.