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1807 – John Greenleaf Whittier, 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. 1831 – Hartford Whittier issued in prose and verse his first book, Legends of New England, and edited the writings of the poet ..

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Austrian (Czechoslovakian-born) author   wrote poetry collections "Der Weltfreund" 1911, "Wir sind!" 1913, "Einander" 1915, plays "Mirror Man" 1920, "Goat Song" 1922, "Juarez and Maximilian" 1925, "The Kingdom of God in Bohemia" 1930, "The Eternal Road" 1936 (also "Der Weg der Verheissung"), "Jacobowsky and the Colonel" 1944, novels "Verdi" 1924, "The Pure in Heart" 1929 ..

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1808 – Born in June 17th in Kristiansand, Norway. Norwegian poet, playwright, and patriot, symbol of Norway’s independence. 1817 – He became a Protestant minister at Eidsvoll, where the convention had been held. 1825 – Wergeland entered the University of Christiania (now Oslo), where he studied theology, history and botany. 1829 – He graduated with ..

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1924 – Born on October 20th in Portland, Oregon. Original member of San Francisco’s Beat poets, along with Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. 1943 – Served the United States Army Air Corps. 1951 – Graduated from Reed College. 1960-1972 – Wrote Like I Say, Memoirs of an Interglacial Age, Every Day, You Didn’t Even Try, ..

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1753 – Phillis Wheatly born this year in West Africa. She is the first black woman poet of note in the United States. 1761 – The young girl who was to become Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped and taken to Boston on a slave ship  and purchased by a tailor, John Wheatley, as a personal servant ..

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1858 – Born on August 2nd in Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire. English author of lyrical and political verse, with a special gift for occasional poems. 1880 – His first collection, The Prince’s Quest, appeared and wrote prolifically. 1890-1892 – Watson’s ‘Wordsworth’s Grave’, his ‘Lachrymae Musarum’ (on the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the poet laureate), ..

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