"John Greenleaf Whittier" was an influential American Quakers/Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the Abolitionism#United States/abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets. Whittier was strongly influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Highly regarded in his lifetime and for a period thereafter, he is now remembered for his poem Snow-Bound, and the words of the hymn Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, from his poem "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind#The Brewing of Soma/The Brewing of Soma", frequently sung to the tune "Repton" by Hubert Parry.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous poets! More John Greenleaf Whittier on Wikipedia.