Lydia Maria Francis Child

Lydia Maria Francis Child

the USA
Lydia Maria Francis Child
the USA
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Lydia Maria Child (February 11, 1802 – October 20, 1880) was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian rights activist, novelist, and journalist and Unitarian.

Her journals, fiction and domestic manuals reached wide audiences from the 1820s through the 1850s. She at times shocked her audience, a ...
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Thanksgiving Day
Over the river and through the wood,
To grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way
The World I Am Passing Through
FEW, in the days of early youth,
Trusted like me in love and truth.
I ’ve learned sad lessons from the years;
But slowly, and with many tears;
That little lock of silvery hair
Reminds me of what friendly care!
And gratefully my memory pays
Its tribute to departed days.


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