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Bringing sound to 'Snow-Bound'

Whittier poem gets a reading

By Joel Brown
Globe Correspondent / February 16, 2006

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AMESBURY -- Try to think of last weekend's snowstorm as a stage-setter. John Greenleaf Whittier lived at 86 Friend St. when he wrote his classic poem ''Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl." The long verse was published on Feb. 17, 1866, and quickly brought him fame and a measure of fortune, selling 20,000 copies in just a few months. (Full article: 932 words)

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