Thursday, September 17, 2009

September 17: Romance on a New England Farm (Vol. 42, pp. 1351-1364)

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,  
The saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’

Those words come from the poem, "Maud Miller," written by John Greenleaf Whittier, who died this day in 1892. This tale of a fair farmer girl and a rich judge is the centerpiece of today's readings, and needless to say, the poem doesn't have a happy ending.

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