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William Cullen Bryant
(3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878)

American poet, journalist and editor who was one of 19th-Century America’s foremost poets and public intellectuals. He was editor in chief of the New York Evening Post from 1829 until his death in 1878. Bryant helped establish important New York civic institutions and also championed the rights of workers and immigrants.

Science Quotes by William Cullen Bryant (3 quotes)

Groves were God’s first Temples.
— William Cullen Bryant
In 'A Forest Hymn', The Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant (1853), 75.
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The sad and solemn night
Hath yet her multitude of cheerful fires;
The glorious host of light
Walk the dark hemisphere till she retires;
All through her silent watches, gliding slow,
Her constellations come, and climb the heavens, and go.
— William Cullen Bryant
Poem, 'Hymn to the North Star', collected in Poems by William Cullen Bryant: Collected and Arranged by Himself (1873), 84.
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To him who in the love of Nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language.
— William Cullen Bryant
From poem 'Thanatopsis', Thanatopsis and Other Poems (1884), 10.
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