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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
Through this broad street, restless ever,
Ebbs and flows a human tide,
Wave on wave a living river;
Wealth and fashion side by side;
Toiler, idler, slave and master, in the same quick current glide.

R
They tell me, Lucy, thou art dead,
That all of thee we loved and cherished
Has with thy summer roses perished;
And left, as its young beauty fled,
An ashen memory in its stead.
A
How dwarfed against his manliness
She sees the poor pretension,
The wants, the aims, the follies, born
Of fashion and convention!
N
Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
Let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
Who sows a field, or trains a flower,
Or plants a tree, is more than all.
K
Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: At Washington, st. 2.
R: "Lucy."
A: Among the Hills.
N: A Song of Harvest.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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