The Poet, John Greenleaf Whittier And Hampton -- Part 1
"Our Town" By James W. Tucker
Hampton Union, Thursday, September 22, 1960
"On - on - we tread with loose-flung rein
Our seaward way,
Through dark green fields and blossoming grain,
Where the wild briar rose skirts the lane,
And bends above our heads the flowering locust spray."
The Ocean Breeze
"Goody-by to Pain and Care! I take Mine ease today:
Here where these sunny waters break,
And ripples this keen breeze, I shake
All burdens from the heart, all weary thoughts away."
Needed No Token
"So then, beach, bluff and wave, farewell: I bear with me
No token stone nor glittering shell,
But long and oft shall Memory tell
Of this brief thoughtful hour of musing by the sea."
Disposing of a Legend
"Hampton Falls also has the distinction of providing the last resting place for one of America's best known poets -- John Greenleaf Whittier. The author of "Snowbound" is buried in Westview Cemetery which is on the first road left west of Applecrest Farm. The burial permit is till in the town records, and the house where he lived is just south of the Wayside Furniture Company."
Died in Hampton Falls
Gentle, Yet Militant
The First Poem
Moved to Amesbury
In N. H. Politics
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