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[122] with Mr. Ticknor, of eighteen months of added study in Europe. This seemed the more appropriate, as Mr. Ticknor's fine and scholarly career had always been an object of admiration to his young successor; and the manuscript of Longfellow's Inaugural Address as Professor at Bowdoin College, carefully preserved in the library of that institution, suggests Mr. Ticknor so strongly, both in style and handwriting, that it might almost pass for his. In 1835 he sailed for Europe, with his wife, having first arranged for the publication of “Outre-Mer.” Mrs. Longfellow died at Rotterdam, on November 26 of that year, in childbirth.

I have dwelt thus fully on this ante-Cantabrigian life of Longfellow, because it really prepared the way for the other, being essentially an academical life on a small scale and testing the same qualities afterward manifested in a somewhat larger sphere. Longfellow's studies and successes at Brunswick were what secured his transplantation to Cambridge; and even his growing reputation as a poet was extended to the neighborhood of

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