Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Longfellow” in chapter 2 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
...editor of one of the great London weeklies said to an American traveller not many years ago, A stranger can hardly have an idea of how familiar many of our working people, especially women, are with Longfellow .
Thousands can repeat some of his poems who have never read a line of Tennyson and probably never heard of Browning.
This passage I take from an admirable recent sketch by Professor Edwin A. Gros...
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