John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the fireside poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Whittier is remembered particularly for his anti-slavery writings as well as his book Snow-Bound.

April by John Greenleaf Whittier

“The spring comes slowly up this way.”Christabel.‘T is the noon of the spring-time, yet never a birdIn the wind-shaken e ...