Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier In this volume for the first time is a complete collection of Whittier s poetical writings There are pieces in this collection which the author would willingly let die It is now to late to disown th

  • Title: Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
  • ISBN: 9780766170650
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this volume, for the first time, is a complete collection of Whittier s poetical writings There are pieces in this collection which the author would willingly let die It is now to late to disown them, and Whittier must submit to the inevitable penalty of poetical as well as other sins There are others, intimately connected with the author s life and times, which owIn this volume, for the first time, is a complete collection of Whittier s poetical writings There are pieces in this collection which the author would willingly let die It is now to late to disown them, and Whittier must submit to the inevitable penalty of poetical as well as other sins There are others, intimately connected with the author s life and times, which owe their tenacity of vitality to the circumstances under which they were written, and the events by which they were suggested Illustrated.

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    1. Note: I did not read this volume, but a selection of poems by John Greenleaf Whitter: "Ichabod," "Massachusetts To Virginia," "Maud Muller," "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl," and "Telling the Bees." The opposition to slavery is a recurrent theme in Whitter's poetry. "Ichabod" is a biblical allusion to the disgrace of statesman Daniel Webster following his support of the Fugitive Slave Law, requiring citizens of Massachusetts to actively enforce the laws of slavery within the boundaries of their free [...]

    2. I started this book in my early teens. Without permission I snatched it from my mothers library shelf, because it looked old and I thought it would make me look smart. I hadn't heard of Whittier before discovering the book in my mothers library. In my early youth I tended to skip the front matter of books so I really didn't even know who the true author was. Even though it was a small book that could easily fit in my bag, it was thick and there was such a wide variety of poems that I actually th [...]

    3. John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American and ardent advocate of slavery in the United States. In 1826, Whittier had his first poem published. Entitled "The Exile's Departure." the poem ran in the Newburyport Free Press. Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison edited the paper and encouraged Whittier in his writing. In the 1830’s he gave lectures against slavery and wrote poems supporting abolition. Later in life he wrote poems that were turned into hymns. In 1866 Whittier wrote “Snow- [...]

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