James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell
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Short Name: James Russell Lowell
Full Name: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
Birth Year: 1819
Death Year: 1891

Lowell, James Russell, LL.D., was born at Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 22, 1819; graduated at Harvard College, 1838, and was called to the Bar in 1840. Professor of Modern Languages and Literature (succeeding the Poet Longfellow) in Harvard, 1855; American Minister to Spain, also to England in 1881. He was editor of the Atlantic Monthly, from 1857 to 1862; and of the North American Review from 1863 to 1872. Professor Lowell is the most intellectual of American poets, and first of her art critics and humorists. He has written much admirable moral and sacred poetry, but no hymns. One piece, “Men, whose boast it is that ye" (Against Slavery), is part of an Anti-Slavery poem, and in its present form is found in Hymns of the Spirit, 1864. Part of this is given in Songs for the Sanctuary, N.Y., 1865, as "They are slaves who will not choose.” [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by James Russell Lowell (29)sort iconAsInstances
Bowing thyself in dust before a bookJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
Cedo ou tarde, em dura escolhaJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
Day by day the sun has sailedJac. Lowell (Author)2
Friends of freedom, ye who standJ. R. Lowell (Author)7
God scatters love on every sideJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
God works for allJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
Great truths are portions of the soul of manJames Russell Lowell (Author)3
Great universal Lord of allJames Russell Lowell (Author)1
Homoj, kies fierec' estas pri la liberec'James Russell Lowell (Author)3
I do not come to weep above thy pallJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
I had a little daughter, and she was given to meJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
I love the rites of holy churchJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
Into the sunshine, full of the lightJames Russell Lowell (Author)3
Men whose boast it is, that yeJames Russell Lowell, 1819-1891 (Author)47
Not as all other women areJ. R. Lowell (Author)2
Of all the myriad moods of mindJames Russell Lowell (Author)4
Once to every man and nationJames Russell Lowell (Author)173
One feast, of holy days crestJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
The ages one great minister seemJames Russell Lowell (Author)5
The ages one great minster seemJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
The true freedom is to shareJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
Then to side with Truth is nobleJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
There is no wind but soweth seedsJames Russell Lowell (Author)3
They are slaves who will not choose Lowell (Author)12
Though the cause of evil prosperJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
We will speak outJames Russell Lowell (Author)2
What means this glory round our feetJames Russell Lowell (Author)23
When a deed is done for freedomJames Russell Lowell (Author)4
Where is the true man's fatherlandJames Russell Lowell (Author)4

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