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


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Born: December 17, 1807

Died: September 7, 1892 (aged 84)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, editor

Bio: 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.

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