John Greenleaf Whittier

Haverhill, Massachusetts
John Greenleaf Whittier
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Giving And Taking

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Who gives and hides the giving hand,
Nor counts on favor, fame, or praise,
Shall find his smallest gift outweighs
The burden of the sea and land.

Who gives to whom hath naught been given,
His gift in need, though small indeed
As is the grass-blade's wind-blown seed,
Is large as earth and rich as heaven.
Forget it not, O man, to whom
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