spirit he was unwilling to insert in his Songs of three centuries Mrs. Howe's Battle hymn of the republic, but as he wrote to his assistant editor, I got over my Quaker scruples, or rather stifled them, and put in the Battle hymn.
He adds that he cannot do justice to Campbell's works in this series, but we can't print his war per at one time expressed to a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society his intention to prepare a full and exhaustive history of the relation of Puritan and Quaker in the seventeenth century, but there seems no evidence that he followed up this project.
There was undoubtedly in Whittier, amid all his quietness of life, thds, as that saint of the rather godless sect of dynamiters and atheists — a grand figure.
Besides the general spirit of freedom which Whittier imbibed with his Quaker blood and training, he had also in his blood the instincts of labour, which tended to the elevation of the labouring class.
This I know well, for I lent a hand,