previous next
[117] and especially those of Ticknor, Everett, and Cogswell, as lately published in the Harvard Graduates' Magazine,1 show what a new world then opened upon young American students in Europe. Longfellow journeyed in Spain with Lieutenant Alexander Slidell (afterward Mackenzie), who says of him in his book, “A year in Spain” : “He was just from college, full of all the ardent feeling excited by classical pursuits, with health unbroken, hope that was a stranger to disappointment, curiosity that had never yet been fed to satiety. Then he had sunny locks, a fresh complexion, and a clear blue eye, all indications of a joyous temperament.” Longfellow enjoyed the cheery society of Washington Irving, whom he describes as “one of those men who put you at ease with them in a moment.”

He thus states the sum of his European work, in writing to his father:--

I feel no kind of anxiety for my future prospects. Thanks to your goodness, I have received a good education. I know you cannot be dissatisfied with the progress I have

1 September, 1897.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Europe (2)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
H. W. Longfellow (2)
George Ticknor (1)
Alexander Slidell (1)
A. S. Mackenzie (1)
Washington Irving (1)
Edward Everett (1)
J. G. Cogswell (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
September, 1897 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: