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Lydia Maria Child

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Lydia Maria Child, born on February 11, 1802, in Medford, Massachusetts, was a poet and novelist best known for her books on domestic life and racial equality and her work as an abolitionist. She died on October 20, 1880.

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Over the river, and through the wood,
  To grandfather's house we go;
       The horse knows the way 
       To carry the sleigh
  Through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood—
  Oh, how the wind does blow!
       It stings the toes 
       And bites the nose
  As over the ground we
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Over the river, and through the wood, 
To grandfather's house we go; 
    The horse knows the way, 
    To carry the sleigh, 
Through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood, 
To grandfather's house away! 
    We would not stop 
    For doll or top, 
For 't is Thanksgiving Day.

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