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John Greenleaf Whittier
(1807-1892) born on
Dec 17
US poet, essayist. He was a popular rural poet, e.g., "Barbara Frietchie," who devoted his life to social causes and reform.
         
   
F
Here Greek and Roman find themselves
Alive along these crowded shelves;
And Shakespeare treads again his stage,
And Chaucer paints anew his age.

R
From the death of the old the new proceeds,
And the life of truth from the death of creeds.
A
For all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been!'
N
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind . . .
K
No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Library," st. 7.
R: "The Preacher."
A: "Maud Muller."
N: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
K: "My Psalm;" In "A Treasury of Great American Quotations," ed. by Charles Hurd, 1964.
   


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