“Of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘it might have been.’” These words were penned by famous American author John Greenleaf Whittier who was born December 17, 1807. He was born to Quaker farmers in Massachusetts and grew up very differently than many of the authors of his day. He did not have the opportunity for a long and formal education but taught himself by studying authors such as Robert Burns. During his life he grew to become one of the most widely respected authors in both America and England. Get to know this famous author with today’s timeline worksheet and notebooking page. You’ll find additional timeline cards for recording your study at WriteBonnieRose.com.
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Bonnie Rose Hudson works as the Director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her website WriteBonnieRose.com for homeschool and history curriculum, resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, ways you can write for the homeschool market, and to check out her newest release from JourneyForth, The Hidden Village, an early reader set in India.