John Greenleaf Whittier

January  18, 1850

An announcement that the editor has received a copy of Whittier’s Poems, published by Mussey & Co., 1850.  The editor comments on his first acquaintance with Whittier’s “poetic genius”, while he was in Newburyport.  “Whittier needs no man’s commendation; his reputation is established; his genius stands confessed on both sides of the Atlantic. He is not only a distinguished American poet, but there have been few poets in any age to compare with him.”