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.

Passaconaway by John Greenleaf Whittier

Story type: Literature[1833.]I know not, I ask not, what guilt’s in thy heart, But I feel that I love thee, whatever thou art. Moor.THE township of Haverhill, on the Merr ...

The Opium Eater by John Greenleaf Whittier

Story type: Literature[1833.]Heavens! what a revulsion! what an upheaving from its lowest depths of the inner spirit! what an apocalypse of the world within me! Here was ...

The Proselytes by John Greenleaf Whittier

Story type: Literature[1833]THE student sat at his books. All the day he had been poring over an old and time-worn volume; and the evening found him still absorbed in its ...

David Matson by John Greenleaf Whittier

Story type: LiteraturePublished originally in Our Young Folks, 1865.WHO of my young friends have read the sorrowful story of “Enoch Arden,” so sweetly and simply told by ...

The Training by John Greenleaf Whittier

Story type: Essay“Send for the milingtary.” NOAH CLAYPOLE in Oliver Twist.WHAT’S now in the wind? Sounds of distant music float in at my window on this still October air. ...

The City Of A Day by John Greenleaf Whittier

Story type: LiteratureThe writer, when residing in Lowell, in 1843 contributed this and the companion pieces to ‘The Stranger’ in Lowell.This, then, is Lowell,–a city spr ...