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[112] lived at different times. In each town the college buildings were of red brick,--“the Muses' factories” as Lowell says,--and although both the room where Longfellow lodged at Brunswick and that in which he taught have since been destroyed by fire, yet the primitive aspect can be easily restored by the imagination. In one thing Brunswick had and has the advantage over Cambridge — in possessing a tract of many acres of fine old pine woods, on whose intersecting paths it is easy at this day for the fancy to represent Hawthorne and Longfellow as coming and going; and in having also, not far off, the wild and hilly region described in Hawthorne's “Fanshawe.”

Bowdoin College cherishes with affection its few memorials of Longfellow, yet I found none of these more noticeable on a recent visit than the printed list of students in 1821--the number being only I 114 in all and given on a single page, yet including an unusually large proportion of men nationally famous. The little college, then only twenty years old, contributed to literature, out of its undergraduates, Longfellow

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