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(wĭt′ē-ər, hwĭt′-), John Greenleaf 1807-1892.
American poet. His early works, such as Voices of Freedom (1846), reflect his opposition to slavery, but he is best known for his nostalgic poems about New England, including Snow-Bound (1866).
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(Biography) John Greenleaf. 1807–92, US poet and humanitarian: a leading campaigner in the antislavery movement. His poems include Snow-Bound (1866)
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1. John Greenleaf, 1807–92, U.S. poet.
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My niece, Miss Pollyanna Whittier, is coming to live with me.
John Whittier died two weeks ago, leaving one child, a girl eleven years old.
"All dead wrong from start to finish, an' Whittier he's to blame.
Well, the facts came aout later, same's they usually do, too late to be any ways useful to an honest man; an' Whittier he come along an' picked up the slack eend of a lyin' tale, an' tarred and feathered Ben Ireson all over onct more after he was dead.
Ben Ireson weren't no sech kind o' man as Whittier makes aout; my father he knew him well, before an' after that business, an' you beware o' hasty jedgments, young feller.
They are, in the language of the slave's poet, Whittier,--
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A rendering of the new Whittier Elementary School, designed by LKV Architects.