Selected poems / John Greenleaf Whittier ; Brenda Wineapple, editor.
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- ISBN: 1931082596
- ISBN: 9781931082594
- Physical Description: 187 pages ; 20 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Library of America, ℗♭2004.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-184) and index.
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Toussaint L'Ouverture -- The demon of the study -- The hunters of men -- The farewell -- Massachusetts to Virginia -- Song of slaves in the desert -- The huskers -- Proem -- Lines on the Portrait of a celebrated publisher -- Ichabod! -- A Sabbath scene -- The haschish -- Moloch in State Street -- First-day thoughts -- The Kansas emigrants -- Maud Muller -- The fruit-gift -- The barefoot boy -- Letter -- Skipper Ireson's ride -- The last walk in autum -- The Garrison of Cape Ann -- Telling the bees -- My playmate -- The river path -- "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" -- The waiting -- Barbara Frietchie -- The vanishers -- What the birds said -- Laus Deo -- The eternal goodness -- Snow-bound -- from The tent on the beach -- from Among the hills: prelude -- The hive at Gettysburg -- In school days -- The brewing of soma -- The pressed gentian -- The witch of Wenham -- The henchman -- At last -- Sweet fern -- Burning driftwood -- To Oliver Wendell Holmes.
A devout Quaker who became a passionate poetic spokesman for the antislavery movement, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92) was one of the most beloved American poets of his era. In the years before the Civil War, he campaigned tirelessly against slavery in poems that include "Ichabod," his famous denunciation of Daniel Webster for his support of the Fugitive Slave Law. In the long poem "Snow-Bound" (1866) he created a warm and enthralling portrait of rural life, while such works as "Barbara Frietchie" and "The Barefoot Boy" have been enduringly popular. This new selection brings together Whittier's many aspects--political, religious, richly descriptive--and reaffirms the emotional honesty and depth of his work.
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