Category Archives: Lowell (James Russell)

Justice First, Then You Can Sail On

The first day of Trump’s trial began with Longfellow and ended with James Russell Lowell.

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The Moment Has Come to Decide

Educator Diane Ravitch’s favorite poem include two 19th century oldies that get at a teacher’s sense of mission.

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