John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.
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“An ashen memory in its stead.”
John Greenleaf Whittier
“O Time and change! - with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!”
“But, by all thy nature's weakness, Hidden faults and follies known, Be thou, in rebuking evil, Conscious of thine own.”
“On leaf of palm, on sedge-wrought roll; on plastic clay and leather scroll, man wrote his thoughts; the ages passed, and lo! the Press was found at last!”
“How dwarfed against his manliness she sees the poor pretension, the wants, the aims, the follies, born of fashion and convention!”
“The dreariest spot in all the land to Death they set apart; with scanty grace from Nature's hand, and none from that of Art.”
“'Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,/ But spare your country's flag,' she said./ A shade of sadness, a blush of shame,/ Over the face of the leader came.”
“Somehow, not only for Christmas”
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