John Greenleaf Whittier

Standard Name: Whittier, John Greenleaf


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Education Edna Lyall
Since the cousin with whom she shared lessons was three years older, Ada Ellen read a good many books at that time which must have been far beyond . . . [her] powers. At twelve...
Education Edna St Vincent Millay
ESVM said her mothergave me poetry. In her mother's Shakespeare she encountered the passage in Romeo and Juliet about Death seeking Juliet as his paramour, and she later hyperbolically described the encounter: how...
Friends, Associates Amelia B. Edwards
One aspect of her visit was international networking for the discipline of Egyptology. Such prominent figures as James Russell Lowell , John Greenleaf Whittier , and Oliver Wendell Holmes joined forces to get her invited...
Friends, Associates Dora Greenwell
Among DG 's other writer friends were Elizabeth Charles , Margaret Hunt , and Sarah Tytler .
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. Viking.
297-8, 429
Bett, Henry. Dora Greenwell. Epworth Press.
18-20, 22
Gray, Janet. “Dora Greenwell’s Commonplace Book”. Princeton University Library Chronicle, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 47-74.
50, 51
Gray, Janet. “The Sewing Contest: Christina Rossetti and the Other Women”. A/B: Auto/Biography Studies, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 233-57.
Hickok, Kathleen. Representations of Women: Nineteenth-Century British Women’s Poetry. Greenwood Press.
She was also acquainted with Longfellow , William Bell Scott
Friends, Associates Mary Russell Mitford
At the end of her life MRM was visited by John Ruskin and the US publisher James T. Fields .
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research.
116: 197
Her American literary connections were many: she corresponded with, and in some cases...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Well known and much admired in her lifetime, ESP enjoyed friendships with many important literary figures, including publisher James Fields (who has been described as Christ-like in sympathy and kindness)
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. Chapters From a Life. Houghton, Mifflin.
and his wife...
Intertextuality and Influence Josephine Butler
The paper borrowed its title and motto from The Summons by American slavery-abolitionist poet John Greenleaf Whittier : The Storm-Bell rings,—the Trumpet blows;
I know the word and countersign;
Wherever Freedom's vanguard goes,
Where stand...
Literary responses Lydia Maria Child
John Greenleaf Whittier felt that this novel, together with LMC 's lives of Manon Roland and Germaine de Staël (first volume in The Ladies' Family Library) showed that polemical writing had not harmed her...
Literary responses Lydia Maria Child
The Liberator praised this work and promised to print excerpts from it. While LMC 's allies in the fight against slavery were privately astonished at her effectiveness as a polemicist, her book was credited with...
Literary responses Lydia Maria Child
Her friends, from whom LMC expected support, maintained a deafening silence over this novel. It seems likely that even abolitionists were not ready for depictions of mixed marriage, of which the book has three.
Clifford, Deborah Pickman. Crusader for Freedom. Beacon Press.
Literary responses Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
The story received serious attention from the literary community: poet John Greenleaf Whittier and author and political radical Thomas Wentworth Higginson both wrote letters of praise.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Textual Production Jean Ingelow
Two years after the release of her second volume entitled Poems, some of her verses appeared in a Canadian collection titled The New Poems of Jean Ingelow, J. G. Whittier , H. W. Longfellow.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.


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Whittier, John Greenleaf, and Lydia Maria Child. “Introduction”. Letters of Lydia Maria Child, Arno Press and The New York Times, 1969, p. v - xxv.
Child, Lydia Maria, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Letters of Lydia Maria Child. Arno Press and The New York Times, 1969.
Ingelow, Jean et al. The New Poems of Jean Ingelow, J. G. Whittier, H. W. Longfellow. Belford Bros., 1876.
Greenwell, Dora, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The Patience of Hope. Ticknor and Fields, 1862.