HARRIET BEECHER STOWE PENS A VERSE IN MEMORY OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, BY QUOTING OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES’: “EULOGY IN VERSE” WRITTEN IN 1892 ON HIS DEATH
STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. (1811-1896) American author, abolitionist; best known for her anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Choice Autograph Quotation Signed, “Harriet Beecher Stowe”, One page, small octavo. [ 4” x 5”] January 17, 1893.
“In Memory of John G. Whittier. Verse 6 / Peaceful thy message, yet for struggling right / When Slavery’s gauntlet in our face was flung / While timid weaklings watched the dubious fight / No herald’s challenge more defiant rung. Holmes / Harriet Beecher Stowe.”
In Memory of John Greenleaf Whittier, A Eulogy in Verse, was first published in the November 1892 issue of ‘The Atlantic’ magazine. A remarkable concurrence of three of the greatest names of American literature of the 19th century.