Listen to John Whittier and his dear friend, Lydia, as they thank Rhina Espaillat, the Board of the Whittier House, and all those who showed up to celebrate him in Newburyport, on Sept. 21, 2013.

At the event, Rhina Espaillat, and three others, read a dramatic poem about Whittier's last night and day on Earth. John's heart was touched, as you will hear.

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