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For the hands that cannot clasp thee, For the voices that are dumb, For each and all I bid thee A grateful welcome home!

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Source Notes: "A Welcome to Lowell." In writing these lines to welcome James Russell Lowell, a fellow poet, Whittier also expresses the likely sentiment of someone speaking for any family that is understood to consist of the dead as well as the living.

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