John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier

Born: December 17, 1807

Died: September 7, 1892

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, editor

Biography: John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets. Whittier was strongly influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Source/Notes: Poems of Nature, Poems Subjective and Reminiscent and Religious Poems, Complete Volume II., the Works of Whittier - ISBN: 9783842496316
Source/Notes: Poems of Nature, Poems Subjective and Reminiscent and Religious Poems, Complete Volume II., the Works of Whittier - ISBN: 9783842496316
Source/Notes: Poems of Nature, Poems Subjective and Reminiscent and Religious Poems, Complete Volume II., the Works of Whittier - ISBN: 9783842496316
Source/Notes: As quoted in: How to Achieve Total Success, Profit Ideas, 1983 - ISBN: 9780940398078

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Source/Notes: Mary Garvin, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).