John Greenleaf Whittier

Mulford

John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.






Unnoted as the setting of a star
He passed; and sect and party scarcely knew
When from their midst a sage and seer withdrew
To fitter audience, where the great dead are
In God's republic of the heart and mind,
Leaving no purer, nobler soul behind.

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