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A Christmas Poem of 1888

John Greenleaf Whittier, the great 19th-century poet, lived here in Amesbury for most of his life and found inspiration for many of his poems in our local environs. In this poem, “The Christmas of 1888,” Whittier describes the sunrise on a balmy Christmas day in Amesbury more than 120 years ago. It was published in our local [Read more...]
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