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Longfellow It has been estimated that there were four hundred poets in England in the time of Shakespeare, and in the century during which Dante lived Europe fairly swarmed with poets, many of them of high excellence. Frederick II. of Germany
y were of their military exploits.
may be said to have founded the vernacular in which Dante wrote; and Longfellow rendered into English a poem of Richard's which he composed during his cruel imprisonment in Austria.
A knight who cou whole barrelful of poetry in his house, much of it excellent, but that there was no use he could make of it.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was as irrepressible a rhymer as John Watts himself, and fortunately he had a father who recognized the value o but he said: I think I may call myself a tramp.
I tramp a good deal; but you may tell your mother that my name is Henry W. Longfellow.
He afterwards called on the mother in order to explain himself, and to congratulate her on having such fine chil
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Leaves from a Roman diary:
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