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here he remained for the next seven years. When, in 1836, Professor Ticknor retired from his position as instructor of modern languages at Harvard, his place was offered to Longfellow and accepted.
This brought him into the literary centre of New England, and one of the first acquaintances he made there was Charles Sumner, who was lecturing before the Harvard Law-School.
The friendship between these two great men commenced at once and only ceased at Sumner's death in 1874, when Longfellow i, which he regretted could not be obtained in America.
Those who supposed that Longfellow was easily imposed upon made a great mistake.
He had the reputation among his publishers of understanding business affairs better than any author in New England; but he was almost too kind-hearted.
Somewhere about 1859 a photographer made an excellent picture of his daughters-indeed, it was a charming group — and the man begged Mr. Longfellow for permission to sell copies of it as it would be of grea