Poet John Greenleaf Whittier, Autograph & Handwritten Stanza from One of His Most Famous Poems
Written in purple ink by the famous poet on his Amesbury, MA, stationery, dated July 11, 1884. In addition to being a great American poet, he was an important advocate for the abolition of slavery. In the correspondence, he penned four lines from one of his most famous poems, the patriotic “Our Country:” “O Land of lands! To thee we give Our prayers, our hope, our service free; For thee thy sons shall nobly live, And at thy need shall die for thee!”
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