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Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
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The world is all before us now
A 3-stanza poem by Edward Hitchcock on religious subjects.
The portrait of Miss Orra White
A poem by Edward Hitchcock about Orra White Hitchcock written sometime prior to their marriage.
The humility of true science
A 401-line poem in verse by Edward Hitchcock on the subject of the study and humility of science, which Hitchcock presented to the Alexandrian Society at Amherst College in 1843. The poem also deals with the concept of the relationship between…
The golden calf
A poem by Edward Hitchcock on the subject of the golden calf idol worshipped in the Hebrew Bible. Hitchcock uses the symbol of the golden calf to discuss the general idea of idolatry.
The widow and orphan's refuge
A poem by Edward Hitchcock on the refuge of God after loss, written in part from the perspective of a widow and her orphans wailing over the loss of the husband and father.
Edward Hitchcock title page, "Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts," 1841
Disbound printed title page of Edward Hitchcock's "Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts"
We hear time's startling trumpet blow
Two versions of a poem by Edward Hitchcock that appears to be about moving on in life after graduation, using the ocean as a metaphor for life.
Edward Hitchcock poem fragment, lines 127-197
A fragment of a poem by Edward Hitchcock in which the poet laments being unable to gaze upon the sights he once could see, especially the stars and planets.
It gives the mourner's heaving bosom rest
A poem by Edward Hitchcock written about the death of his friend, Jackson [probably Jackson Dickinson].
A five-stanza poem by Edward Hitchcock alluding to being summoned by God to death. Hitchcock has made edits to the text in pencil.