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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Personal Poems (search)
fore whose awful power Thy spirit bent its trembling knee; Who, in the silent greeting flower, And forest leaf, looked out on thee, We leave thee, with a trust serene, Which Time, nor Change, nor Death can move, While with thy childlike faith we lean On Him whose dearest name is Love! 1842. To J. P. John Pierpont, the eloquent preacher and poet of Boston. not as a poor requital of the joy With which my childhood heard that lay of thine, Which, like an echo of the song divine At Bethlehem breathed above the Holy Boy, Bore to my ear the Airs of Palestine,— Not to the poet, but the man I bring In friendship's fearless trust my offering: How much it lacks I feel, and thou wilt see, Yet well I know that thou hast deemed with me Life all too earnest, and its time too short For dreamy ease and Fancy's graceful sport; And girded for thy constant strife with wrong, Like Nehemiah fighting while he wrought The broken walls of Zion, even thy song Hath a rude martial tone, a blow in e
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), At sundown (search)
From a transfigured world The moon's ghost fled, the smoke of home-hearths curled Up the still air unblown. In Orient warmth and brightness, did that morn O'er Nain and Nazareth, when the Christ was born, Break fairer than our own? The morning's promise noon and eve fulfilled In warm, soft sky and landscape hazy-hilled And sunset fair as they; A sweet reminder of His holiest time, A summer-miracle in our winter clime, God gave a perfect day. The near was blended with the old and far, And Bethlehem's hillside and the Magi's star Seemed here, as there and then,— Our homestead pine-tree was the Syrian palm, Our heart's desire the angels' midnight psalm, Peace, and good — will to men! The vow of Washington. Read in New York, April 30, 1889, at the Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States. the sword was sheathed: in April's sun Lay green the fields by Freedom won; And severed sections, weary of debates, Joined han
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Appendix (search)
volumes. The order is by years, and no attempt has here been made to preserve the exact order of composition under the year. 1825The Exile's Departure. The Deity. The Vale of the Merrimac. Benevolence. 1827Ocean. 1828The Sicilian Vespers. The Earthquake. The Song of the Vermonters. 1829The Spirit of the North. Judith at the Tent of Holofernes. Metacom. The Drunkard to his Bottle. The Past and Coming Year. 1830The Fair Quakeress. Bolivar. The Vaudois Teacher. The Star of Bethlehem. The Frost Spirit. 1831Isabella of Austria. The Fratricide. The Cities of the Plain. 1832Isabel. Stanzas: Bind up thy tresses. To William Lloyd Garrison. To a Poetical Trio in the City of Gotham. 1833The Female Martyr. The Missionary. The Call of the Christian. Extract from A New England Legend. Toussaint L'Ouverture. 1834Mogg Megone. The Crucifixion. Hymn: O Thou whose presence went before. The Slave-Ships. To the Memory of Charles B. Storrs. Expostulation. A Lament
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Index of Titles (search)
74. Slave-Ships, The, III. 19. Slaves of Martinique, The, III. 136. Snow-Bound, II. 134. Song for the Time, A, III. 189. Song, A, inscribed to the Fremont Clubs, III. 192. Song of Harvest, A, IV. 160. Song of Slaves in the Desert, III. 125. Song of the Vermonters, 1779, The, IV. 394. Spirit of the North, The, IV. 340. Spiritual Manifestation, A, IV. 189. Stanzas: Bind up thy tresses, thou beautiful one, IV. 356. Stanzas for the Times, III. 35. Star of Bethlehem, The, II. 188. Stearns, George L., IV. 117. Storm on Lake Asquam, II. 84. Story of Ida, The, II. 336. Summer by the Lakeside, II. 27. Summer Pilgrimage, A, II. 86. Summons, A, III. 40. Summons, The, III. 213. Sumner, IV. 127. Sunset on the Bearcamp, II. 73. Swan Song of Parson Avery, The, i.188. Sweet Fern, II. 89. Sycamores, The, i. 178. Tauler, i. 141. Taylor, Bayard, IV. 140. Telling the Bees, i. 186. Tent on the Beach, The, IV. 227. Te