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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Selected Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier passed away on September 17, 1892.   But before he did he left quite a legacy behind for future generations to learn from and treasure. “For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Selected Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., was a member of the New England Fireside Poets who lived from August 29, 1809 to October 7, 1894.  He was a physician, polymath and author and as previously stated, a poet.   His most famous … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Courtin’ – James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor and diplomat. His work is associated with the Fireside poets – the first group of American poets to rival the British in their work.  Their use of conventional forms and … Continue reading

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