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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.
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.

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.
How dwarfed against his manliness
She sees the poor pretension,
The wants, the aims, the follies, born
Of fashion and convention!
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.
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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