Life And Letters Of John Greenleaf Whittier Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

bySamuel Thomas Pickard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...not the speaker know that the dying testimony of Washington was against slavery? " Mr. Whittier took occasion, while commenting upon the message, to refer with cutting severity to some pro-slavery utterances which Everett had made while he was in Congress. The boldness and spirit of the letter attracted much attention, and the governor was greatly annoyed by it. Until they met in the electoral college, in 1864, Everett did not again encounter his unwelcome correspondent. On that occasion he came up cordially to Whittier, and expressed his pleasure that at last they were agreed. The whole month of March, 1837, Mr. Whittier spent in Boston in work among the members of the legislature, to secure the'passage of acts and resolves to show that Massachusetts did not respond favorably to the inaugural address of President Van Buren. This message, by its tone of subserviency to the South, created great indignation VAN BUREN'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS 199 1 The famous sentence of Wendell Phillips, " I thought those pictured lips would have broken into voice, to rebuke the recreant American," was clearly plagiarized, says Kennedy, by an unconscious act of memory, from the above eloquent passage by Whittier, written nearly two years previous to the Faneuil Hall speech by Phillips. Young Phillips had been mightily aroused by the Garrison mob, some months before the date of Whittier's open letter to Everett, and had resolved to devote his life to the cause of Freedom. He had undoubtedly, therefore, read Whit-tier's strong and manly letter to the governor, and remembered, dimly, the passage in question. throughout the North, wherever the abolitionists had been educating the consciences of the people. Whittier saw the opportunity to commit the State to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...not the speaker know that the dying testimony of Washington was against slavery? " Mr. Whittier took occasion, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217502911

ISBN - 13:9780217502917

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