John Greenleaf Whittier

(17 December 1807 – 7 September 1892 / Haverhill, Massachusetts)

John Greenleaf Whittier Poems

161. The Wish Of To-Day 4/6/2010
162. The Slaves Of Martinique 4/6/2010
163. The Star Of Bethlehem 4/6/2010
164. Theirs 4/6/2010
165. Thomas Starr King 4/6/2010
166. To ----- 4/6/2010
167. To E. C. S. 4/6/2010
168. To ------, 4/6/2010
169. To A Southern Statesman 4/6/2010
170. To Delaware 4/6/2010
171. To Fredrika Bremer 4/6/2010
172. To G. G. 4/6/2010
173. To George B. Cheever 4/6/2010
174. To James T. Fields 4/6/2010
175. To Lydia Maria Child 4/6/2010
176. To Pennsylvania 4/6/2010
177. To The Memory Of Thomas Shipley 4/6/2010
178. To The Reformers Of England 4/6/2010
179. To The Thirty-Ninth Congress 4/6/2010
180. To William H. Seward 4/6/2010
181. To Ronge 4/6/2010
182. To Samuel E. Sewall And Harriet W. Sewall Of Melrose 4/6/2010
183. Trinitas 4/6/2010
184. Utterance 4/6/2010
185. Valuation 4/6/2010
186. What Of The Day 4/6/2010
187. William Forster 4/6/2010
188. Wilson 4/6/2010
189. Somehow not only for Christmas 12/14/2015
190. Wordsworth 4/6/2010
191. William Francis Bartlett 4/6/2010
192. Voyage Of The Jettie 4/6/2010
193. Trust 4/6/2010
194. To The Memory Of Charles B. Storrs 4/6/2010
195. To Pius Ix 4/6/2010
196. To My Sister, 4/6/2010
197. To Oliver Wendell Holmes 4/6/2010
198. To Massachusetts 4/6/2010
199. The Relic 4/6/2010
200. To J. P. 4/6/2010

Comments about John Greenleaf Whittier

  • Bertha Haynes (bhaynes72@aol.com) (4/15/2018 7:41:00 PM)

    Sirs/Madam, I have a question: Would you please help me by telling me the date Don't Quit was written/published (was it written by John Greenleaf Whittier or Edgar Guest?) and the name of the publisher? If there is a cost for this info., please email me and let me know the cost. Thanks.

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  • L.b. Strawn (4/23/2012 11:27:00 PM)

    I am not sure my PREVIOUS comment came through to you because I have had so much trouble with your verification codes. Several times I know the numbers were right but I was constantly informed that THE CODE THAT I GAVE WAS WRONG.

  • L.b. Strawn (4/23/2012 11:21:00 PM)

    J.G. Whittier
    I have a book of Longfellow poems, last copyrighted 1893 and published 1894, in which it has the name to whom it was given and the date Christmas '95. It was initialed by the giver as D.W. W. Then there is a very good, two verse poem, hand written, that is signed John G, Whittier, Since Whittier died in 1892, it evidently could not have been him who placed it in the book. Could it have been D.W.W. who placed it there and signed it with John's name just to show the he was the author?
    Do you ever consider the works of present day authors? Would you consider going to my web site and giving me your evaluation of the poems? The 2nd and 3rd are comical. After those are the better ones. Web address: http: //sbcglobalpwp.att.net/p/e/petezman/ email address: poetman99

Best Poem of John Greenleaf Whittier

In School-Days

Still sits the school-house by the road,
A ragged beggar sleeping;
Around it still the sumachs grow,
And blackberry-vines are creeping.

Within, the master's desk is seen,
Deep-scarred by raps official;
The warping floor, the battered seats,
The jack-knife's carved initial;

The charcoal frescoes on its wall;
Its door's worn sill, betraying
The feet that, creeping slow to school,
Went storming out to playing!

Long years ago a winter sun
Shone over it at setting;
Lit up its western window-panes,
And low eaves' icy fretting. ...

Read the full of In School-Days

Randolph Of Roanoke

O Mother Earth! upon thy lap
Thy weary ones receiving,
And o'er them, silent as a dream,
Thy grassy mantle weaving,
Fold softly in thy long embrace
That heart so worn and broken,
And cool its pulse of fire beneath
Thy shadows old and oaken.

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