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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 1807- 1882 (search)
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 1807-1882 Poet; born in Portland, Me., Feb. 27, 1807; was a descendant of William Longfellow, of Newbury, Mass., and on his mother's side of John Alden, a passenger on the Mayflower; and graduated at Bowdoin College in 1825. He studied law a short time, when he received the appointment of Professo
mong these is his exquisite Hymn of the Moravian nuns.
He also wrote prose essays for the North American review and other periodicals.
An analytical list of Mr. Longfellow's works may be found in Allibone's Critical dictionary of English Literature, etc. Some of Mr. Longfellow's later poems are translations from the modern languMr. Longfellow's later poems are translations from the modern languages of Europe, and these are models.
As a translator, says a critic, he has succeeded admirably in preserving the spirit of the originals, and as a
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. poet he appeals to the universal affections of humanity by the thoughts and images derived from original perceptions of nature and life.
As an indica
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter
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