Laus Deo!

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John Greenleaf Whittier (1807—1892) American poet and abolitionist


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Poem by Whittier, published in 1865. In six-line stanzas of predominantly four-stress lines, the work is the poet's joyous celebration of the passage of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, and was inspired by the clang of bell and roar of gun” that announced the news (Dec. 18, 1865).

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