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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Personal Poems (search)
indness, human love,— To few who seek denied; Too late we learn to prize above The whole round world beside! 1850. Elliott. Ebenezer Elliott was to the artisans of England what Burns was to the peasantry of Scotland. His Corn-law Rhymes cEbenezer Elliott was to the artisans of England what Burns was to the peasantry of Scotland. His Corn-law Rhymes contributed not a little to that overwhelming tide of popular opinion and feeling which resulted in the repeal of the tax on bread. Well has the eloquent author of The Reforms and Reformers of Great Britain said of him, Not corn-law repealers alone, ands off! thou tithe-fat plunderer! play No trick of priestcraft here! Back, puny lordling! darest thou lay A hand on Elliott's bier? Alive, your rank and pomp, as dust, Beneath his feet he trod: He knew the locust swarm that cursed The harvest-ss worth denied, Emblazon titled guilt! No part or lot in these we claim; But, o'er the sounding wave, A common right to Elliott's name, A freehold in his grave! 1850. Ichabod. This poem was the outcome of the surprise and grief and foreca
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), The tent on the Beach (search)
nfessed. His boyhood fancies not outgrown, He loved himself the singer's art; Tenderly, gently, by his own He knew and judged an author's heart. No Rhadamanthine brow of doom Bowed the dazed pedant from his room; And bards, whose name is legion, if denied, Bore off alike intact their verses and their pride. Pleasant it was to roam about The lettered world as he had done, And see the lords of song without Their singing robes and garlands on. With Wordsworth paddle Rydal mere, Taste rugged Elliott's home-brewed beer, And with the ears of Rogers, at fourscore, Hear Garrick's buskined tread and Walpole's wit once more. And one there was, a dreamer born, Who, with a mission to fulfil, Had left the Muses' haunts to turn The crank of an opinion-mill, Making his rustic reed of song A weapon in the war with wrong, Yoking his fancy to the breaking-plough That beam-deep turned the soil for truth to spring and grow. Too quiet seemed the man to ride The winged Hippogriff Reform; Was his a voi
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Appendix (search)
aves of Martinique. The Curse of the Charter Breakers. The Wish of To-Day. Paean. The Poor Voter on Election Day. The Crisis. The Reward. The Holy Land. Worship. The Peace Convention at Brussels. 1849Calef in Boston. To Pius IX. On Receiving an Eagle's Quill from Lake Superior. Kathleen. Our State. To Fredrika Bremer. The Men of Old. The Christian Tourists. The Lakeside. Autumn Thoughts. The Legend of St. Mark. 1850The Well of Loch Maree. Ichabod. In the Evil Day. Elliott. The Hill-Top. To Avis Keene. A Sabbath Scene. Derne. Lines on the Portrait of a Celebrated Publisher. All's Well. 1851Remembrance. The Chapel of the Hermits. The Prisoners of Naples. To my Old Schoolmaster. Invocation. Wordsworth. In Peace. Kossuth. To ——. Lines written after a Summer Day's Excursion. What State Street said. 1852Pictures. The Cross. First-Day Thoughts. Questions of Life. April. The Disenthralled. The Peace of Europe. Eva. Astrea. 1853Tauler. S
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Index of Titles (search)
ent, III. 365. Disenthralled, The, III. 340. Divine Compassion, II. 287. Dr. Kane in Cuba, IV. 326. Dole of Jarl Thorkell, The, i. 277. Double-Headed Snake of Newbury, The, i. 192. Dream of Argyle, The, IV. 319. Dream of Pio Nono, The, III. 343. Dream of Summer, A, II. 17. Drovers, The, III. 304. Drunkard to his Bottle, The, IV. 348. Earthquake, The, IV. 341. Easter Flower Gift, An, II. 331. Ego, II. 101. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, III. 219. Elliott, IV. 59. Emancipation Group, The, III. 266. Eternal Goodness, The, II. 267. Eva, IV. 157. Evening in Burmah, IV. 389. Eve of Election, The, III. 353. Exile's Departure, The, IV. 333. Exiles, The, i. 53. Expostulation, III. 24. Extract from A New England Legend, i. 23. Ezekiel, II. 209. Fair Quakeress, The, IV. 349. Familist's Hymn, The, II. 205. Farewell, A, IV. 409. Farewell of a Virginia Slave Mother, The, III. 56. Female Martyr, The, i. 1