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A CHRISTMAS CARMEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sound over all waters, reach out from all lands
Last Line: All speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one!
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


A DAY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Talk not of sad november, when a day
Last Line: For leaf and blossom when god gives us spring!
Subject(s): Patience


A DAY'S JOURNEY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After your pleasant morning travel
Last Line: And noonday's silver into gold.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


A DREAM OF SUMMER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bland as the morning breath of june
Last Line: Has left his hope with all!
Subject(s): Holidays; Summer; Trees


A FAREWELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall I say, dear friends, to whom I owe
Last Line: "the fittest prayer of parting: ""go with god!"
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


A FRAGMENT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dreadful burden of our sins we feel
Last Line: Thou art our father, and thy name is love!
Subject(s): God


A FREMONT CAMPAIGN SONG, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sound now the trumpet warningly!
Last Line: Fremont and victory!
Subject(s): Elections; Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Voting; Voters; Suffrage


A GREETING; HARRIET BEECHER STOWE'S 70TH ANNIVERSARY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thrice welcome from the land of flowers
Last Line: The noblest work by woman done.
Subject(s): Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896)


A LAMENT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The circle is broken, one seat is forsaken
Last Line: She hath passed to the world of the holy from this.
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


A LAY OF OLD TIME, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One morning of the first sad fall
Last Line: New adams and new eves!
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible


A LEAGACY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend of my many years!
Last Line: With its immortal song.


A LEGEND OF THE LAKE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Should you go to centre harbor
Last Line: Her lost one to the fold!


A LETTER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis over, moses! All is lost!
Last Line: "than laborers in new hampshire""!"
Subject(s): Elections; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Hale, John Parker (1806-1896); New Hampshire; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; Antislavery Movement - United States


A MEMORIAL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, thicker, deeper, darker growing
Last Line: And where thou art must still be home.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


A MEMORY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, while the loom of winter weaves
Last Line: To cluden's hills of heather!
Subject(s): Memory; Scotland


A MYSTERY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The river hemmed with leaning trees
Last Line: The hills of heaven arise.
Subject(s): Mountains; Rivers; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


A NAME, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The name the gallic exile bore
Last Line: I leave thee with my name.
Subject(s): Names


A NEW ENGLAND LEGEND, SELECTION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How has new england's romance fled
Last Line: "or ""webster's spelling-book."


A SABBATH SCENE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scarce had the solemn sabbath-bell
Last Line: Undo the heavy burden!
Subject(s): Sabbath; Slavery; Sunday; Serfs


A SEA DREAM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We saw the slow tides go and come
Last Line: Behind him save the song he sung.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SONG FOR THE TIME, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up, laggards of freedom! - our free flag is cast
Last Line: For earth wearies of them and god's over all!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Serfs


A SONG OF HARVEST, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This day, two hundred years ago
Last Line: If not on earth, at last in heaven.
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


A SONG: INSCRIBED TO THE FREMONT CLUBS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath thy skies, november!
Last Line: What may not four years do?
Subject(s): Elections; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Voting; Voters; Suffrage; Antislavery Movement - United States


A SPIRITUAL MANIFESTATION, AT THE PRESIDENT'S LEVEE ..., by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today the plant by williams set
Last Line: Henceforth the road to heaven!
Subject(s): Brown University; Religion; Theology


A SUMMER PILGRIMAGE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To kneel before some saintly shrine
Last Line: Our common earth a holy ground.
Subject(s): Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Summer


A SUMMONS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Men of the north-land! Where's the manly spirit
Last Line: Maintain the right!
Subject(s): Censorship; Slavery; Serfs


A WELCOME TO LOWELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take our hands, james russell lowell
Last Line: I speak for comrades dead!
Subject(s): Diplomacy And Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


A WOMAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, dwarfed and wronged, and stained with ill
Last Line: Who dare to scorn the child he loves?
Subject(s): God; Shame; Women


A WORD FOR THE HOUR, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The firmament breaks up. In black eclipse
Last Line: Brighter shall shine the stars which still remain.
Subject(s): American Civil War; U.s. - History


ABRAM MORRISON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midst the men and things which will
Last Line: Men like abram morrison.


ADJUSTMENT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tree of faith its bare, dry boughs must shed
Last Line: And the new gospel verifies the old.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


AFTER ELECTION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day's sharp strife is ended now
Last Line: The weary heart of freedom rest!
Subject(s): Elections; Freedom; Peace; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; Liberty


ALBUM VERSES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pardon a stranger hand that gives
Last Line: His boast shall be of yankee land.


ALL'S WELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds, which rise with thunder, slake
Last Line: The glaring sunshine never knew!
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


AMONG THE HILLS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the roadside, like the flowers of gold
Last Line: With graces more abounding.
Variant Title(s): The Wife;sketches
Subject(s): White Mountains, New Hampshire


AMY WENTWORTH; FOR WILLIAM BRADFORD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As they who watch by sick-beds find relief
Last Line: Beyond its own sweet will!
Subject(s): Portsmouth, New Hampshire


AN ARTIST OF THE BEAUTIFUL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Haunted of beauty, like the marvellous youth
Last Line: Thy choice, omaster, ever was the best.
Subject(s): Fuller, George (1822-1884); Paintings And Painters


AN AUTOGRAPH (1), by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I write my name as one
Last Line: "may god forgive him wholly!"
Subject(s): Autographs; Memory; Mortality; Time


AN AUTOGRAPH (2), by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The years that since we met have flown
Last Line: Is better than the voice of fame.
Subject(s): Friendship


AN EASTER FLOWER GIFT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O dearest bloom the seasons know
Last Line: The heart of christ and ours!
Subject(s): Easter; Flowers; Holidays; The Resurrection


AN OUTDOOR RECEPTION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On these green banks, where falls too soon
Last Line: With flowers of gracious womanhood!


ANDREW RYKMAN'S PRAYER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Andrew rykman's dead and gone
Last Line: Make his prayer our own?
Subject(s): Death; Prayer; Religion; Dead, The; Theology


ANNIVERSARY POEM; ALUMNI OF THE FRIENDS' YEARLY MEETING SCH., by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more, dear friends, you meet beneath a clouded sky
Last Line: The crown for cross!
Subject(s): Alumni; American Civil War; Friends, Religious Society Of; U.s. - History; Quakers


APRIL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the noon of the spring-time
Last Line: And, as sun to the sleeping earth, love to the soul!
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


ARISEN AT LAST, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said I stood upon thy grave
Last Line: In freedom's holy pentecost.
Subject(s): Freedom; Massachusetts; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


ASTRAEA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O poet rare and old!
Last Line: As now in heaven!
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Millenium; Poetry & Poets; Social Protest


ASTRAEA AT THE CAPITOL; ABOLITION SLAVERY, DISTRICT COLUMBIA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first I saw our banner wave
Last Line: Of judgment fringed with mercy's light!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Washington, D.c.; Antislavery Movement - United States


AT EVENTIDE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor and inadequate the shadow-play
Last Line: And judge our frailty by the life we meant.


AT LAST, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When on my day of life the night is falling
Last Line: The life for which I long.
Variant Title(s): To Paths Unknown
Subject(s): Death; Religion; Dead, The; Theology


AT PORT ROYAL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tent-lights glimmer on the land
Last Line: Their broken saxon words.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Patriotism; Port Royal, Battle Of (1861); United States - History


AT SCHOOL-CLOSE; BOWDOIN STREET, BOSTON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The end has come, as come it must
Last Line: "and proudly whisper, ""these were mine!"
Subject(s): Schools; Students


AT WASHINGTON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With a cold and wintry noon-light
Last Line: Ere the long night-silence cometh, and with us it is not day!
Subject(s): Slavery; Washington, D.c.; Serfs


AUTUMN THOUGHTS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone hath the spring, with all its flowers
Last Line: Nor summer warm thy frozen heart.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


BANISHED FROM MASSACHSETTS; 1660 (PAINTING BY E. A. ABBEY), by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the threshold of his pleasant home
Last Line: The gain was theirs, the loss alone was thine.
Subject(s): Abbey, Edwin Austin (1852-1911); Exiles; Paintings And Painters; Pilgrim Fathers


BARBARA FRIETCHIE [SEPTEMBER 13, 1862], by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Up from the meadows rich with corn
Last Line: On thy stars below in frederick town!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Americans; Courage; Flags - United States; Frietschie, Barbara (1766-1862); Maryland; Patriotism; United States - History; United States; Valor; Bravery; American Flag; Fritchie, Barbara (1766-1862); America


BARCLAY OF URY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up the streets of aberdeen
Last Line: Paint the golden morrow!
Subject(s): Courage; Scotland; Valor; Bravery


BAYARD TAYLOR, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And where now, bayard, will thy footsteps tend?
Last Line: Of his rapt gaze on unfamiliar skies!
Subject(s): Taylor, Bayard (1825-1878)


BENEDICITE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God's love and peace be with thee, where
Last Line: I greet thee, dearest, far away!
Subject(s): Friendship


BENEVOLENCE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, heavenly gift! Within the human breast
Last Line: But peace, a lasting peace, throughout the world shall reign.
Subject(s): Peace


BETWEEN THE GATES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the gates of birth and death
Last Line: "are ministers of love."
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


BIRCHWOOD MILL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A noteless stream, the birchbrook runs
Last Line: On birchbrook's haunted mill!
Subject(s): Mills And Millers


BOLIVAR, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dirge is wailing from the gulf of storm-vexed mexico
Last Line: The sole resource of late remorse is now his tomb to rear!
Subject(s): Bolivar, Simon (1783-1830)


BROWN OF OSSAWATOMIE [DECEMBER 2, 1859], by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: John brown of ossawatomie spake on his dying day
Last Line: To love!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; American Civil War; Brown, John (1800-1859); Capital Punishment; Freedom; Slavery; United States - History; Anti-slavery; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Liberty; Serfs


BRYANT ON HIS BIRTHDAY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We praise not now the poet's art
Last Line: Our country may be saved and freed!
Subject(s): Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878); Poetry & Poets


BURIAL OF BARBER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bear him, comrades, to his grave
Last Line: Of the freedom of the west!
Subject(s): Barber, Thomas; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Funerals; Kansas; Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Burials; Serfs


BURNING DRIFT-WOOD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before my drift-wood fire I sit
Last Line: Its mirage-lifted isles of peace.
Subject(s): Driftwood; Sea; Ocean


BURNS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more these simple flowers belong
Last Line: "but spare his ""highland mary!"
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Heather; Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers


BY THEIR WORKS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Call him not heretic whose works attest
Last Line: But who shall say which loved the master best?
Subject(s): Worship


CALEF IN BOSTON; 1692, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the solemn days of old
Last Line: For the wrong he suffered here.
Subject(s): Boston; Truth


CASSANDRA SOUTHWICK; 1658, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To the god of all sure mercies let my blessings rise today
Last Line: And tamed the chaldean lions, is mighty still to save!
Subject(s): Friends, Religious Society Of; Massachusetts; Religious Discrimination; Southwick, Cassandra (Mythology); Quakers; Religious Conflict


CENTENNIAL HYMN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our fathers' god! From out whose hand
Last Line: Let the new cycle shame the old!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Patriotism; Peace; United States - Centennial Celebrations; Independence Day


CHALKLEY HALL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How bland and sweet the greeting of this breeze
Last Line: The holy hues of heaven!
Subject(s): Chalkley, Thomas (1675-1741); Friends, Religious Society Of; Quakers


CHANNING, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not vainly did old poets tell
Last Line: The prophet never dies!
Subject(s): Channing, William Henry (1810-1884)


CHICAGO [OCTOBER 8-10, 1871], by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Men said at vespers: 'all is well!'
Last Line: And love is still miraculous!
Subject(s): Chicago Fire (1871)


CHILD-SONGS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still linger in our noon of time
Last Line: The childlike heart is all!
Subject(s): Children; Religion; Childhood; Theology


CLERICAL OPPRESSORS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Just god! And these are they
Last Line: As in their home above.
Subject(s): Clergy; Slavery; Social Protest; United States - History; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Serfs


COBBLER KEEZAR'S VISION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beaver cut his timber
Last Line: And love goes sailing by.
Subject(s): Flowers; Massachusetts


CONDUCTOR BRADLEY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Conductor bradley, (always may his name
Last Line: God give us grace to live as bradley died!
Subject(s): Disasters; Railroad Wrecks; Train Wrecks


DANIEL NEALL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend of the slave, and yet the friend of all
Last Line: And feel how true a man has walked with us on earth.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


DANIEL WHEELER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O dearly loved!
Last Line: And glorious as lebanon!
Subject(s): Friends, Religious Society Of; Missions & Missionaries; Wheeler, Daniel (D. 1840); Quakers


DEMOCRACY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bearer of freedom's holy light
Last Line: The homage of his generous youth.
Subject(s): Democracy; Freedom; Liberty


DERNE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night on the city of the moor!
Last Line: Of suffering for a fallen race!
Subject(s): Eaton, William (1764-1811); Slavery; Serfs


DISARMAMENT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Put up the sword!' the voice of christ once more
Last Line: "and peace unweaponed conquers every wrong!"
Subject(s): Courage; Disarmament; Peace; Valor; Bravery


DIVINE COMPASSION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long since, a dream of heaven I had
Last Line: A heart that still can feel, and eyes that still can weep.
Subject(s): Compassion; Pity; Religion; Theology


EGO; WRITTEN IN THE ALBUM OF A FRIEND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On page of thine I cannot trace
Last Line: Their varied gifts, I offer mine.
Subject(s): Friendship


EIN FESTE BURG IST UNSER GOTT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We wait beneath the furnace blast
Last Line: Endure and wait and labor!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Luther, Martin (1483-1546); Slavery; U.s. - History; Serfs


ELLIOTT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hands off! Thou tithe-fat plunderer! Play
Last Line: A freehold in his grave!
Subject(s): Corn Laws (Great Britain); Elliott, Ebenezer (1781-1849)


EVA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dry the tears for holy eva
Last Line: Wafting to the heavenly shore!


EVENING IN BURMAH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A night of wonder! Piled afar
Last Line: My solace and my hope, in death!


EXPOSTULATION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our fellow-countrymen in chains!
Last Line: Shall call an answer down from heaven!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Follen, Charles (1796-1840); Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


EZEKIEL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They hear thee not, o god! Nor see
Last Line: The witness of the truth in thee!
Subject(s): Ezekiel


FAREWELL OF A VIRGINIA SLAVE MOTHER TO HER DAUGHTERS SOLD INTO BONDAGE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone, gone - sold and gone
Last Line: Woe is me, my stolen daughters!
Subject(s): Farewell; Mothers; Slavery; Social Protest; Parting; Serfs


FIRST-DAY THOUGHTS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In calm and cool and silence, once again
Last Line: Yet trusting not in mine, but in his strength alone!
Subject(s): Friends, Religious Society Of; Worship; Quakers


FITZ-GREENE HALLECK, AT THE UNVEILING OF HIS STATUE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among their graven shapes to whom
Last Line: The lines of halleck's name.
Subject(s): Halleck, Fitz-greene (1790-1867); New York City - 19th Century; Statues; Writing & Writers


FLOWERS IN WINTER; PAINTED UPON A PORTE LIVRE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How strange to greet, this frosty morn
Last Line: Her darlings of the wood.
Subject(s): Flowers; Winter


FOLLEN: ON READING HIS ESSAY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend of my soul! As with moist eye
Last Line: On him whose dearest name is love!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Follen, Charles (1796-1840); Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


FOR AN AUTUMN FESTIVAL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The persian's flowery gifts, the shrine
Last Line: The early and the latter rain!
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS' SAKE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The age is dull and mean. Men creep
Last Line: The safe appeal of truth to time!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


FORGIVENESS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart was heavy, for its trust had been
Last Line: Swept all my pride away, and trembling I forgave!
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


FREEDOM IN BRAZIL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With clearer light, cross of the south
Last Line: Go out and leave thee free.
Subject(s): Brazil; Freedom; Slavery; Brazilians; Liberty; Serfs


FROM PERUGIA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tall, sallow guardsmen their horsetails have spread
Last Line: For the sin unforgiven is freedom for man
Subject(s): Freedom; Perugia, Italy; Pius Ix, Pope (1792-1878); Liberty


GARDEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O painter of the fruits and flowers
Last Line: The beautiful is good.
Variant Title(s): Hymn;laborers Together With God
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Religion; Theology


GARIBALDI, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In trance and dream of old, god's prophet saw
Last Line: By love, which is the law of liberty!
Subject(s): Garibaldi, Giuseppe (1807-1882)


GARRISON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm and peril overpast
Last Line: A hand to set the captive free!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879); Antislavery Movement - United States


GEORGE L. STEARNS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He has done the work of a true man
Last Line: "good and faithful, enter in!"
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Stearns, George Luther (1809-1867); Anti-slavery; Serfs


GIVING AND TAKING, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who gives and hides the giving hand
Last Line: The wretch who answers good with ill.


GODSPEED, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Outbound, your bark awaits you. Were I one
Last Line: The unreturning voyage, my friends to me.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


GONE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another hand is beckoning us
Last Line: The well-beloved of ours.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


GREETING, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I spread a scanty board too late
Last Line: And life its promise shall fulfil.


HAMPTON BEACH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunlight glitters keen and bright
Last Line: Of this brief thoughtful hour of musing by the sea.
Subject(s): Hampton, New Hampshire; Sea; Seashore; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


HAVERHILL, 1640-1890, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O river winding down to the sea!
Last Line: I pray, god bless the good old town!
Subject(s): Haverhill, Massachusetts


HAZEL BLOSSOMS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer warmth has left the sky
Last Line: And makes the desert-land a well.
Variant Title(s): Witch-hazel
Subject(s): Hazel (Shrub)


HELP, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dream not, o soul, that easy is the task
Last Line: To guilt the wrath of the eumenides.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


HOW MARY GREW, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With wisdom far beyond her years
Last Line: Is just to grow -- as mary grew!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Women; Anti-slavery; Serfs


HOW THE ROBIN CAME, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy young friends, sit by me
Last Line: He who sings than he who slays.


HOW THE WOMEN WENT FROM DOVER; 1662, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tossing spray of cocheco's fall
Last Line: She smoothed the thorns with her bleeding feet.
Subject(s): Friends, Religious Society Of; Religious Freedom; Quakers


HOWARD AT ATLANTA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Right in the track where sherman
Last Line: A joy and blessing!
Subject(s): Atlanta, Georgia; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Howard, Oliver Otis (1830-1909); Antislavery Movement - United States


HYMN .. CELEBRATION OF 3RD ANNIVERSARY BRITISH EMANCIPATION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O holy father! Just and true
Last Line: Be praise and glory evermore.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Antislavery Movement - United States


HYMN FOR THE CELEBRATION OF EMANCIPATION AT NEWBURYPORT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not unto us who did but seek
Last Line: To whom be glory, first and last!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Newburyport, Massachusetts; Antislavery Movement - United States


HYMN FOR THE HOUSE OF WORSHIP AT GEORGETOWN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou dwellest not, o lord of all!
Last Line: And bless it for a mother's sake!
Subject(s): Churches; Mothers; Cathedrals


HYMN FOR THE OPENING OF PLYMOUTH CHURCH, ST. PAUL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All things are thine: no gift have we
Last Line: To lead us from ourselves to thee!
Variant Title(s): Church Dedication
Subject(s): Churches; St. Paul, Minnesota; Cathedrals


HYMN FOR THE OPENING OF THOMAS STARR KING'S HOUSE OF WORSHIP, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amidst these glorious works of thine
Last Line: The seamless robe that jesus wore.
Subject(s): Churches; King, Thomas Starr (1824-1864); Cathedrals


HYMN OF THE CHILDREN; SUNG ANNIVERSARY OF CHILDREN'S MISSION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thine are all the gifts, o god!
Last Line: Thy perfected praise!
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


HYMN OF THE DUNKERS; KLOSTER KEDAR, EPHRATA, PENN. (1738), by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wake, sisters, wake! The day-star shines
Last Line: Wake, sisters, wake! Arise and pray!
Subject(s): Dunkers; Pennsylvania


HYMN SUNG AT CHRISTMAS BY SCHOLARS OF ST. HELENA'S ISLAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, none in all the world before
Last Line: That sets the island free!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Christmas; Freedom; St. Helena's Island, South Carolina; U.s. - History; Nativity, The; Liberty


HYMN WRITTEN FOR THE MEETING OF THE ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, whose presence went before
Last Line: The glorious freedom of the just!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


HYMNS OF THE BRAHMO SOMAJ, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mercy, o eternal one!
Last Line: In the shade of his holy palms!
Subject(s): India


I WAS A STRANGER AND YE TOOK ME IN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER                Poet's Biography
First Line: Neath skies that winter never knew


ICHABOD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So fallen! So lost! The light withdrawn / which one he wore!
Last Line: And hide the shame!
Subject(s): Slavery; Social Protest; Webster, Daniel (1782-1852); Serfs


IN MEMORY OF JAMES T. FIELDS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a guest who may not stay
Last Line: Love is one with holiness!
Subject(s): Fields, James T. (1817-1881)


IN MEMORY OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, too, hast left us. While with heads bowed low
Last Line: These words, -- he needs no more, -- here whittier lies.
Subject(s): Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)


IN PEACE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A track of moonlight on a quiet lake
Last Line: With pencil dipped alone in colors of the heart.
Subject(s): Contentment


IN QUEST, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have I not voyaged, friend beloved, with thee
Last Line: "all that I feel when I am nearest thee!"
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


IN REMEMBRANCE OF JOSEPH STURGE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the fair land o'er watched by ischia's mountains
Last Line: Transfigured into love!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Sturge, Joseph (1793-1859); Anti-slavery; Serfs


IN SCHOOL-DAYS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Still sits the school-house by the road
Last Line: Like her, -- because they love him.
Subject(s): Children; Innocence; Schools; Childhood; Students


IN THE EVIL DAYS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The evil days have come, the poor
Last Line: This night of wrong!
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


IN THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH; 1677, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She came and stood in the old south church
Last Line: And plead for the rights of all!
Subject(s): Boston


INSCRIPTION ON A FOUNTAIN, FOR DOROTHEA L. DIX, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger and traveller
Last Line: Drink, and in his peace go!
Subject(s): Fountains; God


INSCRIPTION ON A SUN-DIAL, FOR DR. HENRY I. BOWDITCH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With warning hand I mark time's rapid flight
Last Line: There's light above me by the shade below.
Subject(s): God; Sundials


INSCRIPTION, FOR BAS-RELIEF BY PRESTON POWERS, DENVER PARK, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The eagle, stooping from yon snow-blown peaks
Last Line: Their graven semblance in the eternal stone.
Subject(s): Bison; Native Americans; Statues; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


INVOCATION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through thy clear spaces, lord, of old
Last Line: Its grateful offering, worthy thee.
Subject(s): God


ISABEL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I do not love thee, isabel, and yet thou art most fair!
Last Line: Or lean upon a shadow as think of loving thee.


ISABELLA OF AUSTRIA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midst the palace bowers of hungary, imperial presburg's pride
Last Line: "mourn for the pride of austria! Mourn for the loved and young!"
Subject(s): Austria; Isabella, Infanta Of Parma; Joseph Ii. Holy Roman Emperor (1741-90)


ITALY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the sea I heard the groans
Last Line: And sow its ghastly fields with flowers!
Subject(s): Freedom; Italy; Liberty; Italians


JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From purest wells of english undefiled
Last Line: And mine of battle overthrew them all.
Subject(s): Diplomacy And Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


JOHN CHARLES FREMONT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy error, fremont, simply was to act
Last Line: But the full time to harden into things.
Variant Title(s): To John C. Fremont
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Missouri; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great master of the poet's art!
Last Line: Itself a canticle of love!
Subject(s): Life; Love; Poetry & Poets; Sea; Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892); Ocean


JOHN UNDERHILL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A score of years had come and gone
Last Line: Counts with her worthies john underhill.
Subject(s): Dover, New Hampshire; Hutchinson, Anne (1591-1643); Religious Discrimination; Underhill, John (1597-1672); Religious Conflict


JOHN WOOLMAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Only in the gathered silence
Last Line: Standing in the sun.
Subject(s): Woolman, John (1720-1772)


JUDITH AT THE TENT OF HOLOFERNES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night was down among the mountains
Last Line: Wither at jehovah's frown!
Subject(s): Judith (Bible); Women In The Bible


JUNE ON THE MERRIMAC, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O dwellers in the stately towns
Last Line: Be glad for earthly joy!
Subject(s): June; Merrimac (River)


KATHLEEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O norah, lay your basket down
Last Line: With her darling on his knee.
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


KENOZA LAKE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As adam did in paradise
Last Line: Who walked on galilee!
Subject(s): Lakes; Pools; Ponds


KING SOLOMON AND THE ANTS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out from jerusalem
Last Line: "than flatteries of the great."
Subject(s): Ants; Bible; Insects; Religion; Solomon (10th Century B.c.); Bugs; Theology


KINSMAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where ceaseless spring her garland twines
Last Line: And god's dear love be over all!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


KOSSUTH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Type of two mighty continents! - combining
Last Line: The old world's wrong has given the new world of the west!
Subject(s): Kossuth, Louis (1802-1894)


LARS; A PASTORAL OF NORWAY: TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through many years my heart goes back
Last Line: And take the grateful love, wherein I hide thy praise!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Life; Love; Past; Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)


LAUS DEO!, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is done! / clang of bell and roar of gun
Last Line: Who alone is lord and god!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; God; Patriotism; United States - History; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


LE MARAIS DU CYNGE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A blush as of roses
Last Line: The march of the day.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Marais Du Cygne (River), Kansas; Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Serfs


LEGGETT'S MONUMENT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, pile the marble o'er him! It is well
Last Line: Of the brave heart beneath, but of the builders' shame!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Leggett, William (1801-1839); Monuments; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


LETTER FROM A MISSIONARY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last week - the lord be praised for all his mercies
Last Line: Amen: so mote it be. So prays your friend.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Kansas; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


LETTER TO LUCY LARCOM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Believe me, lucy larcom, it gives me real sorow
Last Line: We still may keep the good old plank, of simple faith in him!
Subject(s): Larcom, Lucy (1824-1893)


LEXINGTON; 1775, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No berserk thirst of blood had they
Last Line: The lion of our motherland!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Lexington, Battle Of (1775); Concord, Battle Of


LINES FROM A LETTER TO A YOUNG CLERICAL FRIEND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A strength thy service cannot tire
Last Line: Shall, childlike, claim the love of thee!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


LINES ON A FLYLEAF, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I need not ask thee, for my sake
Last Line: And all earth's languages his own.
Subject(s): Women


LINES ON LEAVING APPLEDORE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the shadow of a cloud, the light
Last Line: "more and more shining to the perfect day."


LINES ON THE DEATH OF S. OLIVER TORREY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone before us, o our brother
Last Line: And thy spirit ours!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Torrey, S. Oliver; Anti-slavery; Serfs


LINES ON THE PORTRAIT OF A CELEBRATED PUBLISHER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A moony breadth of virgin face
Last Line: Preserved in slavery's amber!
Subject(s): Publishing; Slavery; Publishers; Serfs


LINES WRITTEN IN AN ALBUM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall I wish him? Strength and health
Last Line: May even as his grandsire be!
Subject(s): Grandchildren; Grandsons; Granddaughters


LUCY HOOPER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They tell me, lucy, thou art dead
Last Line: Seem sacred to thy memory.
Subject(s): Death; Hooper, Lucy (1817-1841); Dead, The


LYDIA H. SIGOURNEY; INSCRIPTION ON HER MEMORIAL TABLET, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sang alone, ere womanhood had known
Last Line: May fitly linger where she knelt to pray.
Subject(s): Sigourney, Lydia Howard (1791-1865)


MABEL MARTIN; A HARVEST IDYL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I call the old time back: I bring my lay
Last Line: "and the wind whispered, ""it is well!"
Subject(s): Harvest


MARGUERITE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The robins sang in the orchard, the buds into blossoms grew
Last Line: Of the folded hands and the still face never the robins knew!


MARY GARVIN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the heart of waumbek methna, from the lake that never fails
Last Line: "thought the young men, ""'t is an angel in mary garvin's stead!"


MASSACHUSETTS (2), by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And have they spurned thy word
Last Line: Its lightest whisper shall be heard.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Massachusetts; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


MASSACHUSETTS TO VIRGINIA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blast from freedom's northern hill, upon its southern way
Last Line: No fetters in the bay state, -- no slave upon our land!
Subject(s): Massachusetts; Slavery; Virginia (State); Serfs


MAUD MULLER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Maud muller on a summer's day / raked the meadow sweet with hay
Last Line: Roll the stone from its grave away!
Subject(s): Disappointment; Love - Loss Of; Social Classes; Caste


MEMORIES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A beautiful and happy girl
Last Line: Our early dreams not wholly vain!
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings; Memory


METACOM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Red as the banner which enshrouds
Last Line: Told when the hunter-monarch fell!
Subject(s): Philip, King (Native American Chief); Metacomet; King Philip's War (1675-76)


MILTON; INSCRIPTION ON WINDOW IN ST. MARGARET'S CHURCH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The new world honors him whose lofty plea
Last Line: Their common freehold while both worlds endure.
Subject(s): Milton, John (1608-1674)


MIRIAM; TO FREDERICK A. P. BARNARD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The years are many since, in youth and hope
Last Line: "and the all-father is our own!"
Subject(s): Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter; Teaching & Teachers


MITHRIDATES AT CHIOS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Know'st thou, o slave-cursed land!
Last Line: To break, not wield, the scourge wet with their blood and tears.
Subject(s): Chios (Island), Greece; Mithridates Vi Eupator (D. 63 B.c.); Slavery; Mithrodates The Great; Serfs


MOGG MEGONE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who stands on that cliff, like a figure of stone
Last Line: Ruth boniton is dead!
Subject(s): Death; Missions & Missionaries; Native Americans - Wars; New England; Norridgewock, Maine; Penobscot Bay, Maine; Rale, Sebastien (1654-1724); Saco (River), New Hampshire And Maine; U.s. - Colonial Period; Waterfalls; Dead, The


MOLOCH IN STATE STREET, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon has set: while yet the dawn
Last Line: God of the free!
Subject(s): Boston; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Pilgrim Fathers; Antislavery Movement - United States


MOUNT AGIOCHOOK, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gray searcher of the upper air
Last Line: Dwell the strange gods of heathendom!
Subject(s): Native Americans - Religion; White Mountains, New Hampshire


MOUNTAIN PICTURES: 1. FRANCONIA FROM THE PEMIGEWASSET, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more, o mountains of the north, unveil
Last Line: Blown crystal-clear by freedom's northern wind!
Subject(s): Franconia (Mountain), New Hampshire; Pemigewasset (River), New Hampshire


MOUNTAIN PICTURES: 2. MONADNOCK FROM WACHUSETT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would I were a painter, for the sake
Last Line: Swelling from angel lips and harps of seraphim.
Variant Title(s): Wachusett
Subject(s): Monadnock (Mountain), New Hampshire; Wachusett (Mountain), Massachusetts


MRS. CHOATE'S HOUSE-WARMING, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of rights and of wrongs
Last Line: Of brave independence!
Subject(s): Household Employees; Parties; Servants; Domestics; Maids


MULFORD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unnoted as the setting of a star
Last Line: Leaving no purer, nobler soul behind.


MY BIRTHDAY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the moonlight and the snow
Last Line: As up the hills of morn!
Subject(s): Birthdays


MY DREAM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In my dream, methought I trod
Last Line: "fear not! He hath gone before!"
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


MY NAMESAKE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You scarcely need my tardy thanks
Last Line: Of god, forever live!
Subject(s): Names


MY PLAYMATE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pines were dark on ramoth hill
Last Line: Between myself and thee!


MY PSALM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I mourn no more my vanished years
Last Line: I open to the day.


MY SOUL AND I, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand still, my soul, in the silent dark
Last Line: And both are now!
Subject(s): Soul


MY THANKS, ACCOMPANYING MANUSCRIPTS PRESENTED TO A FRIEND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis said that in the holy land
Last Line: Life's fairer ones unfold.


MY TRIUMPH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The autumn-time has come
Last Line: My freehold of thanksgiving.


MY TRUST, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A picture memory brings to me
Last Line: And never cross is borne in vain.
Subject(s): Mothers


NAPLES; INSCRIBED TO ROBERT C. WATERSON, OF BOSTON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I give thee joy! - I know to thee
Last Line: "writing the grave with flowers: ""arisen again!"
Subject(s): Graves; Naples, Italy; Tombs; Tombstones


NAUHAUGHT, THE DEACON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nauhaught, the indian deacon, who of old
Last Line: "I saw the angel where they see a man."
Subject(s): Cape Cod


NEW HAMPSHIRE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God bless new hampshire! From her granite peaks
Last Line: What one brave state hath done, can ye not also do?
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; New Hampshire; Antislavery Movement - United States


NOREMBEGA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winding way the serpent takes
Last Line: Who hath the heavenly found.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Champlain, Samuel De (1567-1635); Penobscot (River), Maine


NORUMBEGA HALL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not on penobscot's wooded bank the spires
Last Line: And norumbega is a myth no more.
Subject(s): Horsford, Eben Morton (1818-1893); Wellesley College


O. W. HOLMES ON HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Climbing a path which leads back never more
Last Line: Life is not less, the heavens are only nigher!
Subject(s): Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)


OCEAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unfathomed deep, unfetter'd waste
Last Line: Its shade on hope's dim ray.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OFFICIAL PIETY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pious magistrate!
Last Line: Whining a prayer for help to hide the key!
Subject(s): Hypocrisy; Law & Lawyers; Piety; Slavery; Serfs


ON A FLYLEAF OF LONGFELLOW'S POEMS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hushed now the sweet consoling tongue
Last Line: Shall brighten in a holier beam.
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


ON A PRAYER-BOOK, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O ary scheffer! When beneath thine eye
Last Line: Making all burdens light, and breaking every chain.
Subject(s): Blacks; Christianity; Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


ON RECEIVING AN EAGLE'S QUILL FROM LAKE SUPERIOR, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All day the darkness and the cold
Last Line: Shall glitter on thy wings!
Subject(s): Birds; Eagles; Quills; Superior, Lake


ON THE BIG HORN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The years are but half a score
Last Line: Break forth into praise of god!
Subject(s): Little Bighorn, Battle Of; Native Americans; Rain-in-the-face (Indian Chief); Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


ON THE HILLS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For weeks the clouds had raked the hills
Last Line: Beyond the wall of mountains!
Subject(s): Ossipee (Lake), New Hampshire; White Mountains, New Hampshire


ONE OF THE SIGNERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O storied vale of merrimac
Last Line: These sculptured lips shall not be dumb!
Subject(s): Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795); Physicians; Statues; U.s. - Declaration Of Independence; Doctors


OUR AUTOCRAT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His laurels fresh from song and lay
Last Line: And he himself is only ours!
Subject(s): Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)


OUR COUNTRY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We give thy natal day to hope
Last Line: And at thy need shall die for thee!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Independence Day


OUR MASTER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Immortal love, forever full
Last Line: And its obedience praise!
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ - Life & Ministry; Religion; Theology


OUR RIVER; FOR A SUMMER FESTIVAL AT 'THE LAURELS', by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more on yonder laurelled height
Last Line: And make a joy of duty.
Subject(s): Merrimac (River)


OUR STATE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The south-land boasts its teeming cane
Last Line: While near her church-spire stands the school.
Variant Title(s): Massachusetts (1);dedication Of A School House
Subject(s): Courage; Massachusetts; Patriotism; Valor; Bravery


OVERRULED, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The threads our hands in blindness spin
Last Line: God grant the varying notes may tend!


PAEAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now, joy and thanks forevermore!
Last Line: The signal-call that freedom makes!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Antislavery Movement - United States


PALESTINE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blest land of judaea! Thrice hallowed of song
Last Line: On the heart's secret altar is burning the same!
Subject(s): Palestine


PENNSYLVANIA HALL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not with the splendors of the days of old
Last Line: Its consecration unto freedom's god!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Arson; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


PENTUCKET [AUGUST 29, 1708], by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sweetly on the wood-girt town
Last Line: The victims of that sacrifice.
Subject(s): French & Indian Wars; Haverhill, Massachusetts


PICTURES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light, warmth, and sprouting greenness
Last Line: Blow from the eternal hills! Make glad our earthly way!


PROEM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love the old melodious lays
Last Line: As theirs, I lay, like them, my best gifts on thy shrine!


QUESTIONS OF LIFE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bending staff I would not break
Last Line: The eternal beauty new and old!
Subject(s): Life; Religion; Theology


R.S.S. AT DEER ISLAND ON THE MERRIMAC, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Make, for he loved thee well, our merrimac
Last Line: Of love's sweet solace cannot be bereft.
Subject(s): Merrimac (River)


RABBI ISHMAEL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rabbi ishmael, with the woe and sin
Last Line: "the mercy of the all merciful is sure!"
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


RANDOLPH OF ROANOKE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mother earth! Upon thy lap
Last Line: Were now one hero living!
Subject(s): Randolph, John (1773-1833); Slavery; Virginia (State); Serfs


RANTOUL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One day, along the electric wire
Last Line: "by following where he led the way!"
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Rantoul, Robert (1805-1852); Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


RAPHAEL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I shall not soon forget that sight
Last Line: Man's works shall follow him!
Subject(s): Raphael (1483-1520); Religion; Theology


RED RIDING-HOOD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the wide lawn the snow lay deep
Last Line: The promise of red riding-hood!


REMEMBRANCE. WITH COPIES OF THE AUTHOR'S WRITINGS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend of mine! Whose lot was cast
Last Line: Kindly for the giver's sake.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


REQUIREMENT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We live by faith; but faith is not the slave
Last Line: Firm-rooted in the faith that god is good.
Subject(s): Faith; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


REQUITAL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As islam's prophet, when his last day drew
Last Line: Ere the night cometh, while it still is day.
Subject(s): Islam


RESPONSE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside that milestone where the level sun
Last Line: The finer grace of unfulfilled designs.


REVELATION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still, as of old, in beavor's vale
Last Line: And hear the song of hope she sings.
Subject(s): Fox, George (1624-1691); Friends, Religious Society Of; Quakers


REVISITED, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The roll of drums and the bugle's wailing
Last Line: And full of sap are his healing trees!
Variant Title(s): The Merrimac Revisited
Subject(s): Merrimac (River)


RITNER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thank god for the token! One lip is still free
Last Line: "our country and liberty! God for the right!"
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Pennsylvania; Ritner, Joseph (1780-1869); Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


SAINT GREGORY'S GUEST, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A tale for roman guides to tell
Last Line: And all good deeds are done to him.
Subject(s): Gregory I. Saint (504-604)


SAMUEL E. SEWALL (INSCRIPTION FOR A BUST), by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like that ancestral judge who bore his name
Last Line: The unselfish worker in his work is his.
Subject(s): Sewall, Samuel (1652-1730); Whitney, Anne (1821-1915)


SAMUEL J. TILDEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more, o all-adjusting death!
Last Line: With words that death denies?
Subject(s): Tilden, Samuel J. (1814-1886)


SEED-TIME AND HARVEST, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As o'er his furrowed fields which lie
Last Line: Who wait in heaven their harvest-day!
Subject(s): Harvest


SKIPPER IRESON'S RIDE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the rides since the birth of time
Last Line: By the women of marblehead!
Subject(s): Disasters; Duty; Ireson, Floyd; Marblehead, Massachusetts; Shipwrecks


SNOWBOUND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun that brief december day / rose cheerless over hills of gray
Last Line: The benediction of the air.
Variant Title(s): New England In Winter;a Winter Idyl;snow-bound;snow-bound: A Winter Idyll
Subject(s): Family Life; Home; Massachusetts; Memory; Religion; Snow; Winter; Relatives; Theology


SONG OF SLAVES IN THE DESERT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are we going? Where are we going
Last Line: Where are we going, rubee?
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


SONG OF THE VERMONTERS, 1779, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho - all to the borders! Vermonters, come down
Last Line: In the name of vermont we defy all the world!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Vermont


SONGS OF LABOR: DEDICATION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would the gift I offer here
Last Line: In labor, as in prayer, fulfilling the same law.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


ST. JOHN; 1647, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To the winds give our banner!
Last Line: Behind was st. John!
Subject(s): Acadia; La Tour, Charles (1596-1666)


ST. MARTIN'S SUMMER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though flowers have perished at the touch
Last Line: Sweet summer of st. Martin!
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Martin, Saint (316-397)


STANZAS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bind up thy tresses, thou beautiful one
Last Line: Gladness, and promise, and bliss to thee.


STANZAS FOR THE TIMES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this the land our fathers loved
Last Line: One voice shall thunder, we are free!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Serfs


STORM ON LAKE ASQUAM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cloud, like that the old-time hebrew saw
Last Line: Spent broken clouds the rainbow's angel spanned.
Subject(s): Asquam, Lake; Lakes; Storms; Pools; Ponds


SUMMER BY THE LAKESIDE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: White clouds, whose shadows haunt the deep
Last Line: Be thou the mirror of god's love.
Variant Title(s): Noon
Subject(s): Winnipesaukee (Lake), New Hampshire


SUMNER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mother state! The winds of march
Last Line: Shall longest pause at sumner's name!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Sumner, Charles (1811-1874); Anti-slavery; Serfs


SUNSET ON THE BEARCAMP, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A gold fringe on the purpling hem
Last Line: And sunsets never cold!
Subject(s): Bearcamp (River), New Hampshire; Rivers


SWEET FERN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The subtle power in perfume found
Last Line: Ablaze on lonely hills.
Subject(s): Ferns; Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


TAULER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tauler, the preacher, walked, one autumn day
Last Line: "and what is dark below is light in heaven."
Subject(s): Clergy; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


TELLING THE BEES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Here is the place; right over the hill
Last Line: "mistress mary is dead and gone!"
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Mourning; Beekeeping; Bugs; Bereavement


TEXAS: VOICE OF NEW ENGLAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up the hillside, down the glen
Last Line: "blessed of our fathers' god!"
Subject(s): Slavery; Texas; Serfs


THE ANGEL OF PATIENCE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To weary hearts, to mourning homes
Last Line: "the dear lord ordereth all things well!"
Subject(s): Consolation; Grief; Mourning; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


THE ANGELS OF BUENA VISTA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Speak and tell us, our ximena, looking northward far away
Last Line: And still thy white-winged angels hover dimly in our air!
Subject(s): Buena Vista, Battle Of (1847); Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850); United States - Mexican War (1846-1848)


THE ANSWER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spare me, dread angel of reproof
Last Line: "as thou forsakest him!"
Subject(s): Faith; Loyalty; Belief; Creed


THE BAREFOOT BOY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Blessings on thee, little man
Last Line: Ere it passes, barefoot boy!
Subject(s): Children; Memory; Youth; Childhood


THE BARTHOLDI STATUE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The land, that, from the rule of kings
Last Line: Who shields his license with thy name!
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Freedom; Patriotism; Statue Of Liberty; Liberty


THE BATTLE AUTUMN OF 1862, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flags of war like storm-birds fly
Last Line: Ring peace and freedom in.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Autumn; Seasons; United States - History; Fall


THE BAY OF SEVEN ISLANDS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the green amesbury hill which bears the name
Last Line: The ghost of the schooner breeze!
Subject(s): Merrimac (River); Newbury, Massachusetts


THE BIRTHDAY WREATH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blossom and greenness, making all
Last Line: This isthmian wreath of pine and oak.
Subject(s): Birthdays


THE BOOK, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gallery of sacred pictures manifold
Last Line: The one ineffable face, love, wonder, and adore.
Subject(s): Books; God; Reading


THE BOOK OF BOOKS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We search the world for truth
Last Line: Is in the book our mothers read.
Variant Title(s): Knowledge;the Bible;the Book Our Mothers Read
Subject(s): Bible; Knowledge; Mothers


THE BRANDED HAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome home again, brave seaman!
Last Line: In the van of freedom's onset, the coming of that hand?
Subject(s): Freedom; Punishment; Sailing & Sailors; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


THE BREWING OF SOMA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fagots blazed, the caldron's smoke
Last Line: O still, small voice of calm!
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Religion; Theology


THE BRIDAL OF PENNACOOK, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We had been wandering for many days
Last Line: Mingled and murmured in that farewell song.
Variant Title(s): The White Mountains
Subject(s): Brides; Concord, New Hampshire; Native Americans; Rivers; White Mountains, New Hampshire; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE BROWN DWARF OF RUGEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pleasant isle of rugen looks the baltic water o'er
Last Line: Count deitrich and his lovely bride dwelt long and happy there.


THE CALL OF THE CHRISTIAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not always as the whirlwind's rush
Last Line: Thy father's call of love!
Subject(s): Christianity


THE CAPTAIN'S WELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From pain and peril, by land and main
Last Line: "that god's best gift is the wayside well!"
Subject(s): Deserts; Disasters; Food & Eating; Shipwrecks; Wells


THE CHAPEL OF THE HERMITS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I do believe, and yet, in grief
Last Line: "are now and here and everywhere."
Subject(s): Hermits


THE CHRISTIAN SLAVE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A christian! Going, gone!
Last Line: How long, o god, how long?
Subject(s): Auctions; Christianity; Slavery; Serfs


THE CHRISTIAN TOURISTS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No aimless wanderers, by the fiend unrest
Last Line: The righteousness of heaven!
Subject(s): Europe; Tourists


THE CHRISTMAS OF 1888, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Low in the east, against a white, cold dawn
Last Line: Peace, and good-will to men!
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


THE CITIES OF THE PLAIN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Get ye up from the wrath of god's
Last Line: And death brooded over the pride of the plain!
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Religion; Theology


THE CLEAR VISION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I did but dream. I never knew
Last Line: But let my last days be my best!


THE COMMON QUESTION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behind us at our evening meal
Last Line: "repeat, ""thy will be done."
Subject(s): Prayer


THE CONQUEST OF FINLAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the frozen marshes
Last Line: "is the brother of the finn!"
Subject(s): Finland; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


THE COUNTESS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know not, time and space so intervene
Last Line: Are mingled in one sea!


THE CRISIS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the stony mountains, o'er the desert's drouth and sand
Last Line: And mountain unto mountain call, praise god, for we are free!
Subject(s): Slavery; United States - Mexican War (1846-1848); Serfs


THE CROSS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cross, if rightly borne, shall be
Last Line: Shall rise with bloom and fruit at last.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Friends, Religious Society Of; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Quakers; Serfs


THE CRUCIFIXION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunlight upon judaea's hills
Last Line: Refuse its trembling gratitude?
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


THE CRY OF A LOST SOUL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In that black forest, where, when day is done
Last Line: "and change to praise the cry of a lost soul?"
Subject(s): Birds; Brazil; Brazilians


THE CURSE OF THE CHARTER-BREAKERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In westminster's royal halls
Last Line: Rests the city of our god!
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain; Great Britain - History; Magna Carta; Westminster Abbey; Liberty; English History


THE CYPRESS-TREE OF CEYLON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They sat in silent watchfulness
Last Line: Our souls should keep with thee!
Subject(s): Cypress Trees; Sri Lanka; Ceylon


THE DEAD FEAST OF THE KOL-FOLK, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We have opened the door
Last Line: Come home!
Subject(s): Asia; Far East; East Asia; Orient


THE DEITY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The prophet stood
Last Line: The storm, the earthquake, or the mighty flame.


THE DEMON OF THE STUDY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The brownie sits in the scotchman's room
Last Line: That reading demon, that fat old man!
Subject(s): Books; Reading


THE DISENTHRALLED, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He had bowed down to drunkenness
Last Line: Unto the godlike mind!
Subject(s): Temperance; Prohibition


THE DOLE OF JARL THORKELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The land was pale with famine
Last Line: The vala sang of him!


THE DOUBLE-HEADED SNAKE OF NEWBURY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far away in the twilight time
Last Line: "the amphisbaena is living still!"
Subject(s): Animals; Newbury, Massachusetts; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


THE DREAM OF PIO NONO, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It chanced that while the pious troops of france
Last Line: Said cardinal antonelli, with a smile.
Subject(s): Antonelli, Giacomo. Cardinal (1806-1876); Catholics; Pius Ix, Pope (1792-1878); Roman Catholics; Catholicism


THE DROVERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through heat and cold, and shower and sun
Last Line: And rest alone in striving.
Subject(s): Drovers


THE DRUNKARD TO HIS BOTTLE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hoot! - daur ye shaw ye're face again
Last Line: Ye've foun' your laddie!
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics


THE EARTHQUAKE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calmly the night came down
Last Line: No trace was left, no vestige shown.
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes


THE EMANCIPATION GROUP, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amidst thy sacred effigies
Last Line: And righteousness than wrong.
Subject(s): Boston; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE ETERNAL GOODNESS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O friends! With whom my feet have trod
Last Line: My human heart on thee!
Subject(s): God; Religion; Theology


THE EVE OF THE ELECTION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From gold to gray
Last Line: When god and man shall speak as one!
Variant Title(s): Indian Summer
Subject(s): Elections; Voting; Voters; Suffrage


THE EXILE'S DEPARTURE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fond scenes, which delighted my youthful existence
Last Line: Shall be the heart's prayer of the lonely exile!
Subject(s): Exiles


THE EXILES; 1660, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The good man sat beside his door
Last Line: As now upon her shore!
Subject(s): Nantucket, Massachusetts


THE FAIR QUAKERESS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She was a fair young girl, yet on her brow
Last Line: Like waters from the desert-rock of old.
Subject(s): Friends, Religious Society Of; Girls; Quakers


THE FAMILIST'S HYMN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father! To thy suffering poor
Last Line: Heart to heart, shall worship thee!


THE FEMALE MARTYR, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bring out your dead!' the midnight street
Last Line: Shall live in heaven, of which it was a part.
Subject(s): Nuns


THE FIRST FLOWERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For ages, on our river borders
Last Line: Were real, or the rhymer's dream!
Subject(s): Flowers; Holidays; Spring; Trees


THE FISHERMEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hurrah! The seaward breezes
Last Line: The breath of heaven shall speed!
Variant Title(s): Fisher Song;the Song Of The Fishermen
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing


THE FOUNTAIN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Traveller! On thy journey toiling
Last Line: Of the indian and his well.
Subject(s): Fountains; Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE FRATRICIDE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He stood on the brow of the well-known hill
Last Line: They made the grave of the fratricide!
Subject(s): Fratricide


THE FREED ISLANDS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A few brief years have passed away
Last Line: "to new-world tyrants, old-world kings!"
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; West Indies; Antislavery Movement - United States; British Empire; England - Empire; Caribbean Islands


THE FRIEND'S BURIAL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My thoughts are all in yonder town
Last Line: Revealed in holy lives.
Subject(s): Friendship; Funerals; Religion; Burials; Theology


THE FROST SPIRIT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He comes, he comes, the frost spirit
Last Line: Sounding wing goes by!
Subject(s): Frost


THE FRUIT-GIFT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night, just as the tints of autumn'a sky
Last Line: And show by one gleaned ear the mighty harvest lost.
Subject(s): Fruit


THE FUNERAL TREE OF THE SOKOKIS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Around sebago's lonely lake
Last Line: The indian's fitting monument!
Subject(s): Funerals; Native Americans; Sebago (Lake), Maine; Trees; Burials; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE GALLOWS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The suns of eighteen centuries have shone
Last Line: Abhorred of earth and heaven, a pagan brotherhood!
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Clergy; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


THE GARRISON OF CAPE ANN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the hills of home forth looking, far beneath the tent-like span
Last Line: Night!
Subject(s): Cape Ann, Massachusetts


THE GIFT OF TRITEMIUS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tritemius of herbipolis, one day
Last Line: Upon the altar candlesticks of gold!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


THE GOLDEN WEDDING OF LONGWOOD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With fifty years between you and your well-kept wedding vow
Last Line: Our friends are now in either world, and love is sure of love.
Subject(s): Anniversaries


THE HASCHISH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all that orient lands can vaunt
Last Line: Is powerless to our western cotton!
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Slavery; Serfs


THE HEALER; TO A YOUNG PHYSICIAN WITH DORE'S PICTURE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So stood of old the holy christ
Last Line: Shall walk the rounds with thee.
Subject(s): Dore, Gustave (1832-1883); Healing; Jesus Christ - Life And Ministry; Cures


THE HENCHMAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lady walks her morning round
Last Line: For any need of hers to die!
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THE HERMIT OF THE THEBAID, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O strong, upwelling prayers of faith
Last Line: And found a man!


THE HERO, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh for a knight like bayard
Last Line: "and sidneys still are here?"
Subject(s): Howe, Samuel Gridley (1801-1876)


THE HILL TOP, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The burly driver at my side
Last Line: The whole round world beside!
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


THE HIVE AT GETTYSBURG, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old hebrew myth the lion's frame
Last Line: The old-time athlete drew!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Gettysburg Campaign (1863); U.s. - History; Gettysburg, Battle Of


THE HOLY LAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have not felt, o'er seas of sand
Last Line: And bowed his head to bless -- and died!
Subject(s): Israel


THE HOMECOMING OF THE BRIDE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sarah greenleaf, of eighteen years
Last Line: On the barn floor pealed the smiting flail.
Subject(s): Brides; Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE HOMESTEAD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Against the wooded hills it stands
Last Line: And reign thereon as kings!
Subject(s): Home


THE HUMAN SACRAFICE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far from his close and noisome cell
Last Line: God's angel cries, forbear!
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


THE HUNTERS OF MEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have ye heard of our hunting, o'er mountain and glen
Last Line: For pleasure or gain, to the hunting of men?
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE HUSKERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was late in mild october, and the long autumnal rain
Last Line: Send up our thanks to god!
Subject(s): Corn; Farm Life; Harvest; Agriculture; Farmers


THE JUBILEE SINGERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Voice of a people suffering long
Last Line: And slavery's every wrong undone!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE KANSAS EMIGRANTS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We cross the prairie as of old
Last Line: The homestead of the free!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Homesteaders; Kansas; Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Serfs


THE KHAN'S DEVIL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The khan came from bokhara town
Last Line: "to save thee lies in tank and well!"
Subject(s): Islam


THE KING'S MISSIVE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the great hill sloping bare
Last Line: Is gospel and law where the martyrs died.
Subject(s): Boston; Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685); Endicott, John (1588-1655); Friends, Religious Society Of; Religious Discrimination; Shattuck, Samuel; Endecott, John (1588-1655); Quakers; Religious Conflict


THE KNIGHT OF ST. JOHN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere down yon blue carpathian hills
Last Line: The sun shall fall again.
Subject(s): Crusades


THE LAKESIDE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows round the inland sea
Last Line: Behind thy smiling face!
Subject(s): Lakes; Pools; Ponds


THE LANDMARKS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the streets of marblehead
Last Line: "what she was is boston still!"
Subject(s): Boston; Landmarks


THE LAST EVE OF SUMMER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer's last sun nigh unto setting shines
Last Line: And the eternal years!
Subject(s): Summer


THE LAST WALK IN AUTUMN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er the bare woods, whose outstretched hands
Last Line: The hand he proffers all, and thank him for thy sake.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


THE LAURELS; AT THE TWENTIETH AND LAST ANNIVERSARY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER                Poet's Biography
First Line: From these wild rocks I look today


THE LEGEND OF ST. MARK, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is closing dark and cold
Last Line: "lord, ope their eyes, that they may see!"
Subject(s): Mark, Saint (C. 46 A.d.)


THE LIBRARY; SUNG AT OPENING OF THE HAVERHILL LIBRARY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let there be light!' god spake of old
Last Line: The lords of thought await our call!
Subject(s): Haverhill, Massachusetts; Libraries & Librarians


THE LIGHT THAT IS FELT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A tender child of summers three
Last Line: And let us feel the light of thee!
Subject(s): God


THE LOST OCCASION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some die too late and some too soon
Last Line: Thy nobler self, thy life at best!
Subject(s): Slavery; Webster, Daniel (1782-1852); Serfs


THE LOST STATESMAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As they who, tossing midst the storm at night
Last Line: Till bound, dumb millions there shall see them and rejoice.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Wright, Silas (1795-1847); Anti-slavery; Serfs


THE LUMBERMEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wildly round our woodland quarters
Last Line: Through the world our way!
Subject(s): Courage; Lumber And Lumbering; Valor; Bravery


THE MANTLE OF ST. JOHN DE MATHA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A strong and mighty angel
Last Line: The good ship bravely in!
Subject(s): Freedom; Jean De Matha, Saint (1160-1213); Liberty


THE MAYFLOWERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad mayflower! Watched by winter stars
Last Line: Afresh the flowers of god!
Subject(s): Arbutus; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Mayflowers


THE MEETING, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The elder folks shook hands at last
Last Line: "life of our life, he lives to-day."
Subject(s): Worship


THE MEMORY OF BURNS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sweetly come the holy psalms
Last Line: The holly and the pine!
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


THE MEN OF OLD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well speed thy mission, bold iconoclast!
Last Line: We need the souls of fire, the hearts of that old time!


THE MERRIMAC, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stream of my fathers! Sweetly still
Last Line: A phantom and a dream alone!
Subject(s): Merrimac (River)


THE MINISTER'S DAUGHTER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the minister's morning sermon
Last Line: Grew soft in his warmth and light.
Subject(s): Clergy; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


THE MISSIONARY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say, whose is this fair picture, which the light
Last Line: Plucked from the record of a breaking heart.
Subject(s): India; Missions & Missionaries


THE MORAL WARFARE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When freedom, on her natal day
Last Line: The light, and truth, and love of heaven.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


THE MYSTIC'S CHRISTMAS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All hail!' the bells of christmas rang
Last Line: "feels in his heart the lord christ born!"
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


THE NEW EXODUS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By fire and cloud, across the desert sand
Last Line: Runs now that path of god!
Subject(s): Egypt; Slavery; Serfs


THE NEW WIFE AND THE OLD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark the halls, and cold the feast
Last Line: An unwitting triumph find.
Subject(s): Death; Marriage; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE NEW YEAR; ADDRESSED TO PATRONS OF PENNSYLAVNIA FREEMAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wave is breaking on the shore
Last Line: A new and happy year.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Holidays; New Year; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE NORSEMEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gift from the cold and silent past!
Last Line: Of an immortal origin!
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Vikings


THE OLD BURYING-GROUND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our vales are sweet with fern and rose
Last Line: And over both is heaven.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Haverhill, Massachusetts; Graveyards


THE OVER-HEART, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Above, below, in sky and sod
Last Line: And trust the unknown for the known.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


THE PAGEANT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sound as if from bells of silver
Last Line: The living jewels of the spring!
Subject(s): Forests; Woods


THE PALM-TREE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it the palm, the cocoa-palm
Last Line: "thanks to allah, who gives the palm!"
Subject(s): Palm Trees


THE PANORAMA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the long hall the shuttered windows shed
Last Line: And shame his poor word with your nobler deed.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Serfs


THE PASS OF THE SIERRA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night above their rocky bed
Last Line: And lead in freedom's van!
Subject(s): Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Sierra Nevada Mountains; Slavery; Serfs


THE PAST AND COMING YEAR, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wave of an awful torrent, thronging down
Last Line: Its last and faintest echo. Fare thee well!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE PASTORAL LETTER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So, this is all, - the utmost reach
Last Line: Shall deeper joy be felt in heaven!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE PEACE AUTUMN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thank god for rest, where none molest
Last Line: The hearts of men as one!
Subject(s): Peace


THE PEACE CONVENTION AT BRUSSELS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still in thy streets, o paris! Doth the stain
Last Line: And the tired world breathe free through a long sabbath day.
Subject(s): Brussels; Peace; Revolutions


THE PEACE OF EUROPE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great peace in europe! Order reigns'
Last Line: Repent! God's kingdom draweth near!
Subject(s): Europe; Peace


THE PENNSYLVANIA PILGRIM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail to posterity!
Last Line: The world forgets, but the wise angels know.
Subject(s): Friends, Religious Society Of; Germantown, Pennsylvania; Pastorius, Francis Daniel (1651-1720); Pilgrim Fathers; Spener, Philipp Jacob (1635-1705); U.s. - Colonial Period; Quakers


THE PINE TREE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lift again the stately emblem on the bay state's rusted shield
Last Line: And to plant again the pine-tree in her banner's tattered field!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Massachusetts; Pine Trees; Trees; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE PIPES AT LUCKNOW, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pipes of the misty moorlands
Last Line: The pipes at lucknow played!
Subject(s): Havelock, Sir Henry (1795-1857); India - Sepoy Rebellion (1857); Lucknow, India; Music & Musicians


THE POET AND THE CHILDREN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With a glory of winter sunshine
Last Line: "of such is the kingdom of heaven!"
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


THE POOR VOTER ON ELECTION DAY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The proudest now is but my peer
Last Line: A man's a man to-day!
Subject(s): Elections; Voting; Voters; Suffrage


THE PRAYER OF AGASSIZ, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the isle of penikese
Last Line: From the master's silent prayer.
Subject(s): Adventure & Adventurers; Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873); Penikese Island, Massachusetts; Science; Scientists


THE PRAYER-SEEKER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the aisle where prayer was made
Last Line: Pray for us!
Subject(s): Prayer


THE PREACHER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Its windows flashing to the sky
Last Line: His memory hallows the ancient town!
Subject(s): Newburyport, Massachusetts; Whitefield, George (1714-1770)


THE PRESSED GENTIAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The time of gifts has come again
Last Line: The flower upon its inmost side!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gentians; Fringed Gentians


THE PRISONER FOR DEBT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look on him! Through his dungeon grate
Last Line: The chastening of the almighty's hand.
Subject(s): Debt; Prisons & Prisoners


THE PRISONERS OF NAPLES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been thinking of the victims bound
Last Line: In love which is of thee, and which indeed thou art!
Subject(s): Freedom; Naples, Italy; Liberty


THE PROBLEM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not without envy wealth at times must look
Last Line: Save in the golden rule of christ alone.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


THE PROCLAMATION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Saint patrick, slave to milcho of the herds
Last Line: And heal with freedom what your slavery cursed.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Patrick, Saint (5th Century); Presidents, United States; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE PROPHECY OF SAMUEL SEWALL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up and down the village streets
Last Line: The precious seed by the fathers sown!
Subject(s): Newbury, Massachusetts; Puritans; Sewall, Samuel (1652-1730); Witchcraft & Witches


THE PUMPKIN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Greenly and fair in the lands of the sun
Last Line: Golden-tinted and fair as thy own pumpkin-pie!
Subject(s): Holidays; Plants; Pumpkins; Thanksgiving Day; Planting; Planters


THE QUAKER ALUMNI, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the well-springs of hudson, the sea-cliffs of maine
Last Line: And winnow in mercy our good from the ill!
Subject(s): Alumni; Friends, Religious Society Of; Newport, Rhode Island; Religious Freedom; Quakers


THE QUAKER OF THE OLDEN TIME, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER                Poet's Biography


THE QUAKERS ARE OUT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not vainly we waited and counted the hours
Last Line: For lincoln goes in, when the quakers are out!
Subject(s): Elections; Friends, Religious Society Of; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; Quakers


THE RANGER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Robert rawlin! - frosts were falling
Last Line: "for the trial and delay!"
Subject(s): Forest Rangers


THE RED RIVER VOYAGEUR, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out and in the river is winding
Last Line: The chimes of eternal peace!
Subject(s): Rivers


THE REFORMER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All grim and soiled and brown with tan
Last Line: With morning light!
Subject(s): Freedom; Reform & Reformers; Liberty


THE RELIC, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Token of friendship, true and tried
Last Line: And turn the spoiler from his prey.
Subject(s): Arson; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE RENDITION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the train's shrill whistle call
Last Line: I stood upon her grave!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE REUNION; READ TO SURVIVING STUDENTS IN 1827-1830, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gulf of seven and fifty years
Last Line: Is herald also of the day!
Subject(s): Alumni; Haverhill Academy, Massachusetts; Reunions


THE REWARD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who, looking backward from his manhood's prime
Last Line: Can henceforth part.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE RIVER PATH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No bird-song floated down the hill
Last Line: "the dear ones whom we loved below!"
Subject(s): Rivers


THE ROBIN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My old welsh neighbor over the way
Last Line: "who suffer like him in the good they do!"
Subject(s): Birds; Robins


THE ROCK' IN EL GHOR, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER                Poet's Biography
First Line: Dead petra in her hill-tomb sleeps


THE ROCK-TOMB OF BRADORE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A drear and desolate shore!
Last Line: "and bloom through polar snows!"


THE SEEKING OF THE WATERFALL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They left their home of summer ease
Last Line: "the old delight of seeking good!"
Subject(s): Waterfalls


THE SENTENCE OF JOHN L. BROWN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho! Thou who seekest late and long
Last Line: The smile of god is victory.
Subject(s): Justice; Love - Cultural Differences; Slavery; Southern States; Serfs; South (U.s.)


THE SHADOW AND THE LIGHT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fourteen centuries fall away
Last Line: With heaven's compassion make our longings poor!
Subject(s): Evil; God


THE SHIP-BUILDERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky is ruddy in the east
Last Line: Her white sails from the sea!
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping


THE SHOEMAKERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho! Workers of the old time styled / the gentle craft of leather
Last Line: Fling out his blazoned banner!
Subject(s): Cobblers; Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


THE SICILIAN VESPERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Silence, o'er sea and earth
Last Line: Became the calm of heaven.


THE SINGER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Years since (but names to me before)
Last Line: With the old voice we loved so well!
Subject(s): Cary, Alice (1820-1871)


THE SISTERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Annie and rhoda, sisters twain
Last Line: "thine the living, and mine the dead!"
Subject(s): Sisters


THE SISTERS; A PICTURE BY BARRY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shade for me, but over thee
Last Line: Which folds us both unseen!
Subject(s): Barry, James (1741-1806); Paintings And Painters; Sisters


THE SLAVE-SHIPS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All ready?' cried the captain
Last Line: Fell the blackness of his crime.
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE SLAVES OF MARTINIQUE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beams of noon, like burning lances, through the tree-tops flash and glisten
Last Line: Hate of slavery, hope of freedom, love is mightier than all.
Subject(s): Martinique, West Indies; Slavery; Serfs


THE SPIRIT OF THE NORTH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit of the frozen north
Last Line: Servant of the living god.


THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where time the measure of his hours
Last Line: Still blooming in his hopeful heart!


THE STORY OF IDA', by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER                Poet's Biography
First Line: Weary of jangling noises never stilled


THE SUMMONS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My ear is full of summer sounds
Last Line: And has no answer but god-speed!
Subject(s): Freedom; Summer; Liberty


THE SWAN SONG OF PARSON AVERY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the reaper's task was ended, and the summer wearing late
Last Line: When they see the white waves breaking on the rock of avery's fall!
Subject(s): Marblehead, Massachusetts


THE SYCAMORES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the outskirts of the village
Last Line: Stand hugh tallant's sycamores.
Subject(s): Haverhill, Massachusetts; Plane Trees; Sycamores


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 1, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would not sin, in this half-playful strain
Last Line: "we'll pitch this tent of ours in type another year."
Subject(s): Fields, James T. (1817-1881); New Hampshire; Seashore; Taylor, Bayard (1825-1878); Beach; Coast; Shore


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 10. THE PALATINE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Leagues north, as fly the gull and auk
Last Line: Of the blazing wreck of the palatine!
Subject(s): Block Island; Sea; Ocean


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 11. ABRAHAM DAVENPORT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old days (a custom laid aside / with breeches and cocked hats)
Last Line: That simple duty hath no place for fear.
Subject(s): Hartford, Connecticut; Law & Lawyers; Politics & Government; Attorneys


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 12. THE WORSHIP OF NATURE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The harp at nature's advent strung
Last Line: The prayerless heart of man.
Variant Title(s): Nature's Reverence
Subject(s): Nature


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 2. THE WRECK OF RIVERMOUTH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rivermouth rocks are fair to see
Last Line: Mingled in peace like the night and day!
Subject(s): Disasters; Hampton, New Hampshire; Seashore; Shipwrecks; Witchcraft & Witches; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 3. THE GRAVE BY THE LAKE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the great lake's sunny smiles
Last Line: Sweeps the circle of god's love.
Subject(s): Melvin (River), New Hampshire


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 4. THE BROTHER OF MERCY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Piero luca, known of all the town
Last Line: He saw the shining of an angel's face!
Subject(s): Monks; Religion; Theology


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 5. THE CHANGELING, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For the fairest maid in hampton
Last Line: Came forth from ipswich jail.
Subject(s): Hampton, New Hampshire


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 6. THE MAIDS OF ATTITASH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In sky and wave the white clouds swam
Last Line: Her world is love and him!


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 7. KALLUNDBORG CHURCH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Build at kallundborg by the sea
Last Line: Stood helva of nesvek and esbern snare!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 8. THE CABLE HYMN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lonely bay of trinity
Last Line: The christ is whispering, peace!
Subject(s): Atlantic Cable; Field, Cyrus West (1819-1892)


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 9. THE DEAD SHIP OF HARPSWELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What flecks the outer gray beyond
Last Line: Who steers the ship of death!
Subject(s): Harpswell, Maine; Ships & Shipping


THE THREE BELLS [OF GLASGOW], by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the low-hung night cloud
Last Line: The lights of god draw nigh!
Subject(s): Bells; Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


THE THREE SILENCES OF MOLINOS; TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three silences there are: the first of speech
Last Line: And speakest only when thy soul is stirred!


THE TRAILING ARBUTUS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wandered lonely where the pine-trees made
Last Line: And make the sad earth happier for their bloom.
Subject(s): Arbutus; Mayflowers


THE TRUCE OF PISCATAQUA; 1675, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Raze these long blocks of brick and stone
Last Line: Lo! The indian's name was given.
Subject(s): Native Americans - Wars


THE TWO ANGELS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God called the nearest angels who dwell with him above
Last Line: "henceforth its sweetest song shall be the song of sin forgiven!"
Subject(s): Angels; Service


THE TWO ELIZABETHS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amidst thuringia's wooded hills she dwelt
Last Line: Thuringia's saint and our elizabeth!
Subject(s): Elizabeth, Elizabeth (1207-1231)


THE TWO LOVES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Smoothing soft the nestling head
Last Line: "late or soon its own receives."
Subject(s): God; Love


THE TWO RABBIS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rabbi nathan two score years and ten
Last Line: "save thou a soul, and it shall save thy own!"
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Religion; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism; Theology


THE VALE OF THE MERRIMAC, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are streams which are famous in history's story
Last Line: The home of my fathers, and merrimac's vale!
Subject(s): Home; Merrimac (River)


THE VANISHERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweetest of all childlike dreams
Last Line: Lost and found, in sunset land!
Subject(s): Innocence


THE VAUDOIS TEACHER [MISSIONARY], by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lady fair, these silks of mine are beautiful and rare
Last Line: Where the poor and needy of earth are rich in the perfect love of god!
Subject(s): Missions & Missionaries; Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE VISION OF ECHARD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The benedictine echard
Last Line: "where all of him shall learn."
Subject(s): Monks; Vision


THE VOICES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why urge the long, unequal fight
Last Line: "with the long sabbath of the light!"


THE VOW OF WASHINGTON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The sword was sheathed: in april's sun
Last Line: Repeat with us the pledge a century old!
Subject(s): Presidents, United States; Washington, George (1732-1799)


THE WAITING, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wait and watch: before my eyes
Last Line: And good but wished with god is done!
Subject(s): Waiting


THE WATCHERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside a stricken field I stood
Last Line: "but all is possible with god!"
Subject(s): American Civil War; U.s. - History


THE WELL OF LOCH MAREE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm on the breast of loch maree
Last Line: On faith's white stones before it.
Subject(s): Wells


THE WIFE OF MANOAH TO HER HUSBAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Against the sunset's glowing wall
Last Line: "o god,"" I said, ""thy will be done!"
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE WIND OF MARCH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up from the sea the wild north wind is blowing
Last Line: The healing of the spring.
Subject(s): March (Month); Wind


THE WISH OF TODAY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I ask not now for gold to gild
Last Line: Unto my prayer to-day!


THE WISHING BRIDGE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the legends sung or said
Last Line: "but in his own best way!"
Subject(s): Bridges; Marblehead, Massachusetts


THE WITCH OF WENHAM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along crane river's sunny slopes
Last Line: Like souls escaped from hell.
Subject(s): Witchcraft & Witches


THE WOOD GIANT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From alton bay to sandwich dome
Last Line: The lesson of endurance.
Subject(s): Trees


THE WORD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Voice of the holy spirit, making known
Last Line: Is to deny the word within!
Subject(s): Worship


THE WORLD'S CONVENTION OF FRIENDS OF EMANCIPATION IN LONDON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, let them gather! Summon forth
Last Line: The fire shall fall from heaven!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE YANKEE GIRL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sings by her wheel at that low cottage-door
Last Line: "in fetters with them, than in freedom with thee!"
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


THIERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fate summoned, in gray-bearded age, to act
Last Line: As the dead cid at red toloso fought.
Subject(s): Thiers, Louis Adolphe (1797-1877)


THOMAS STARR KING, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The great work laid upon his twoscore years
Last Line: Your bridal service from his lips of gold?
Subject(s): King, Thomas Starr (1824-1864)


THY WILL BE DONE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We see not, know not; all our way
Last Line: Thy will be done!
Subject(s): American Civil War; U.s. - History


TO - . LINES WRITTEN AFTER A SUMMER DAY'S EXCURSION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair nature's priestesses! To whom
Last Line: The hymns of gods to hear!
Subject(s): Nature


TO - . WITH A COPY OF WOOLMAN'S JOURNAL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maiden! With the fair brown tresses
Last Line: In a pilgrim's guise.
Subject(s): Woolman, John (1720-1772)


TO A CAPE ANN SCHOONER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Luck to the craft that bears this name of mine
Last Line: Break the long calms, and charm away the storms.
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping


TO A FRIEND, ON HER RETURN FROM EUROPE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How smiled the land of france
Last Line: Gladness in heaven!
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


TO A POETICAL TRIO IN THE CITY OF GOTHAM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bards of the island city! - where of old
Last Line: "ye shall be blessed with, and not ""damned to fame""!"
Subject(s): Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878); Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845); Lawson, James (1799-1880); Leggett, William (1801-1839); New York City; Poetry & Poets; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


TO A SOUTHERN STATESMAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this thy voice whose treble notes of fear
Last Line: And heave the engineer of evil with his mine.
Subject(s): Calhoun, John C. (1782-1850); Oregon; Slavery; Texas; Serfs


TO ALICE AND PHOEBE CARY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who from the farm-field singing came
Last Line: The trysting-place of liberty.
Subject(s): Cary, Alice (1820-1871); Cary, Phoebe (1824-1871)


TO AVIS KEENE, ON RECEIVING A BASKET OF SEA-MOSSES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thanks for thy gift
Last Line: Making their lives a prayer!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Moss


TO CHARLES SUMNER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I have seemed more prompt to censure wrong
Last Line: The tumult, hears the angels say, well done!
Subject(s): Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)


TO DELAWARE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thrice welcome to thy sisters of the east
Last Line: Glory and praise to god! Another state is free!
Subject(s): Delaware; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Antislavery Movement - United States


TO E. C. S., by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poet and friend of poets, if thy glass
Last Line: Where faith shall see and reverent trust shall know.
Subject(s): Stedman, Edmund Clarence (1833-1908)


TO ENGLISHMEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You flung your taunt across the wave
Last Line: The pirate's skull-bone blazon!
Subject(s): American Civil War; England; Slavery; U.s. - History; English; Serfs


TO FANEUIL HALL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Men! If manhood still ye claim
Last Line: Up, to faneuil hall!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Faneuil Hall, Boston; Antislavery Movement - United States


TO FREDRIKA BREMER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seeress of the misty norland
Last Line: O'er the threshold of the swede.
Subject(s): Bremer, Fredrika (1801-1854)


TO G. G.; AN AUTOGRAPH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Graceful in name and in thyself, our river
Last Line: Unbroken still the ties of blood remain!
Subject(s): Haverhill, England; Haverhill, Massachusetts


TO GEORGE B. CHEEVER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So spake esaias: so, in words of flame
Last Line: Than seckingen's mailed arm or hutton's sword!
Subject(s): Cheever, George Barrell (1807-1890)


TO J. P., by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not as a poor requital of the joy
Last Line: Hath a rude martial tone, a blow in every thought!
Subject(s): Pierpont, John (1785-1866)


TO JAMES T. FIELDS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well thought! Who would not rather hear
Last Line: Where sweet with flowers the fields extend.
Subject(s): Fields, James T. (1817-1881)


TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unbidden to the feast where friends have brought
Last Line: That bind the world in peace and brotherhood.
Subject(s): Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)


TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, by WILLIAM HAYES WARD    Poem Text            
First Line: Dear singer of our fathers' day
Last Line: Singers of song.
Subject(s): Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)


TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, ON HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poet and friend, beloved of us so long
Last Line: God bless and keep thee on thy natal day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)


TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER; ON HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend, whom thy fourscore winters leave more dear
Last Line: The unclouded dawn of life's immortal day!
Subject(s): Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)


TO LUCY LARCOM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pray give the 'atlantic'
Last Line: I cannot yet see to.
Subject(s): Larcom, Lucy (1824-1893)


TO LYDIA MARIA CHILD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sweet spring day is glad with music
Last Line: The harvest-gathering of the heart.
Subject(s): Child, Lydia Maria (1802-1880); Love


TO MASSACHUSETTS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What though around thee blazes
Last Line: Was sleeping, but not dead!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Massachusetts; Antislavery Movement - United States


TO MY FRIEND ON THE DEATH OF HIS SISTER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thine is a grief, the depth of which another
Last Line: Shall glean beside!
Subject(s): Death; Sisters; Dead, The


TO MY OLD SCHOOLMASTER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old friend, kind friend! Lightly down
Last Line: Thou hast known them all before!
Subject(s): Coffin, Joshua; Teaching & Teachers


TO MY SISTER, WITH A COPY OF SUPERNATURALISM OF NEW ENGLAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear sister! While the wise and sage
Last Line: For the sweet bells of morning!
Subject(s): New England; Sisters; Supernatural


TO OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (WHITTIER'S LAST POEM), by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the thousands who with hail and cheer
Last Line: And live because he lives.
Subject(s): Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)


TO PENNSYLVANIA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O state prayer-founded! Never hung
Last Line: And thy triumphal song.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Pennsylvania; Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Serfs


TO PIUS IX, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cannon's brazen lips are cold
Last Line: The twin-born vampires down!
Subject(s): Hate; Pius Ix, Pope (1792-1878)


TO RONGE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strike home, strong-hearted man! Down to the root
Last Line: His hands for whom thou claim'st the freedom of the mind!


TO SAMUEL E. SEWALL AND HARRIET W. SEWALL OF MELROSE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Olor iscanus queries: 'why should we'
Last Line: The eyes that smile no more, the unreturning feet!
Subject(s): American Civil War; U.s. - History


TO THE MEMORY OF CHARLES B. STORRS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou hast fallen in thine armor
Last Line: And the anthem of the free.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Storrs, Charles B.; Anti-slavery; Serfs


TO THE MEMORY OF J. G. C. BRAINARD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone to thee land of silence, - to the shadows of the dead
Last Line: The everlasting joy of those whose trust is in the lord.
Subject(s): Brainard, John Gardiner Calkins


TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS SHIPLEY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone to thy heavenly father's rest!
Last Line: The spirit to its worship going!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


TO THE REFORMERS OF ENGLAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God bless ye, brothers! In the fight
Last Line: God's blessing on the right!
Subject(s): England; Reform And Reformers; English


TO THE THIRTY-NINTH CONGRESS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O people-chosen! Are ye not
Last Line: Stretch hands, and bid ye welcome home!
Subject(s): Reconstruction (1865-1876); U.s. - Congress


TO WILLIAM H. SEWARD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Statesman, I thank thee! And, if yet dissent
Last Line: And the peacemaker be forever blest!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Seward, William Henry (1801-1872); Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


TO WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Champion of those who groan beneath
Last Line: And god alone be lord!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879); Antislavery Movement - United States


TOUSAINT L'OUVERTURE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas night. The tranquil moonlight smile
Last Line: Acceptable to god.
Subject(s): Slavery; Toussaint L'ouverture (1743-1803); Serfs


TRINITAS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At morn I prayed, 'I fain would see
Last Line: "thy riddle hath been read to me!"
Subject(s): God


TRUST, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The same old baffling questions! O my friend
Last Line: Who moves to his great end unthwarted by the ill.
Subject(s): Mothers; Worship


UTTERANCE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But what avail inadequate words to reach
Last Line: Of goodness dropped in fallow-grounds of need.
Subject(s): Religion; Truth; Theology


VALUATION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old squire said, as he stood by his gate
Last Line: "and the thing can be easily done!"
Subject(s): Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


VESTA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O christ of god! Whose life and death
Last Line: To thee shall point the way!
Subject(s): Grief; Jesus Christ; Sorrow; Sadness


VOYAGE OF THE JETTIE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A shallow stream, from fountains
Last Line: May guide us one and all.
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping


WHAT OF THE DAY?, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sound of tumult troubles all the air
Last Line: Flailed by the thunder, heaped with chaffless grain!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Antislavery Movement - United States


WHAT STATE STREET SAID TO SOUTH CAROLINA ..., by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Muttering 'fine upland staple,' 'prime sea island finer,'
Last Line: "blind in that pestilent anakim, sumner!"
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Boston; Slavery; South Carolina; Sumner, Charles (1811-1874); Anti-slavery; Serfs


WHAT THE BIRDS SAID, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The birds against the april wind
Last Line: And in the evening there was light.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Birds; United States - History


WHAT THE TRAVELLER SAID AT SUNSET, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows grow and deepen round me
Last Line: Made perfect in thy holy will!
Subject(s): God


WHAT THE VOICE SAID, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maddened by earth's wrong and evil
Last Line: Temper all with love.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


WILLIAM FORSTER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The years are many since his hand
Last Line: Who touched the prophet's grave!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Forster, William (D. 1854); Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


WILLIAM FRANCIS BARTLETT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, well may essex sit forlorn
Last Line: That fall for one like him!


WILSON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lowliest born of all the land
Last Line: A grateful nation, strong and free!
Subject(s): Wilson, Henry (1812-1875)


WINTER ROSES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My garden roses long ago
Last Line: The heart of sharon's rose!
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Winter


WITHIN THE GATE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We sat together, last may-day, and talked
Last Line: Thou hast not lived to die!
Subject(s): Child, Lydia Maria (1802-1880)


WORDSWORTH; WRITTEN ON A BLANK LEAF OF HIS MEMOIRS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear friends, who read the world aright
Last Line: With him surviveth all.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


WORSHIP, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pagan's myths through marble lips are spoken
Last Line: And in its ashes plant the tree of peace!
Subject(s): Christianity; Worship


YORKTOWN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From yorktown's ruins, ranked and still
Last Line: What of the new world fears the old?
Subject(s): Slavery; Virginia (State); Yorktown Campaign (1781); Serfs