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Edmund Sears
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The Angels' Song (It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, 1849).
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William Butler Yeats
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As quoted in: "The New York Times Biographical Service, Volume 26" (1995), p. 1417
Virgil
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The Aeneid, I. 207. As quoted in "The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign Languages", compiled by Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1896, p. 730
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Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings (Carleton, 1871), p. 28, Chapter VIII
Paulo Freire
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As quoted in: Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution, edited by Peter McLaren, Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - ISBN: 9780847695331
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Bio: Edmund Hamilton Sears was an American Unitarian parish minister and author who wrote a number of theological works influencing 19th century liberal Protestants. Sears is known today primarily as the man who penned the words to It Came Upon the Midnight Clear in 1849. It has been sung to two tunes, one by Richard Storrs Willis and another adapted by Arthur Sullivan from a traditional English air.

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