To Mr. John Greenleaf Whittier.
Survey, 1901); Greenleaf, "Western Floods," in Engin.
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (1807-1892), America's " Quaker poet " of freedom, faith and the sentiment of the common people, was born in a Merrimack Valley farmhouse, Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the 17th of December 1807.
Carpenter, John Greenleaf Whittier (Boston, 1903) in the "American Men of Letters" series; a life (1907) by Bliss Perry; and B.
The former's name of Greenleaf is thought to be derived from the French Feuillevert, and to be of Huguenot origin; and there was Huguenot blood as well in Thomas Whittier, the settler.
All the Whittiers were men of stature and bodily strength, John Greenleaf being almost the first exception, a lad of delicate mould, scarcely adapted for the labour required of a Yankee farmer and his household.