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[19] different selection, he might have been known to fame simply as Major-General Longfellow.

Hon. J. W. Bradbury, another classmate, describes Henry Longfellow as having ‘a slight, erect figure, delicate complexion, and intelligent expression of countenance,’ and further adds: ‘He was always a gentleman in his deportment, and a model in his character and habits.’ Still another classmate, Rev. David Shepley, D. D., has since written of Longfellow's college course: ‘He gave urgent heed to all departments of study in the prescribed course, and excelled in them all; while his enthusiasm moved in the direction it has taken in subsequent life. His themes, felicitous translations of Horace, and occasional contributions to the press, drew marked attention to him, and led to the expectation that his would be an honorable literary career.’ He spent his vacations in Portland, where the society was always agreeable, and where the women, as one of his companions wrote, seemed to him ‘something enshrined and holy,—to be gazed at and talked with, and nothing further.’ In one winter vacation he spent a week in Boston and attended a ball given by Miss Emily Marshall, the most distinguished of Boston's historic belles, and further famous as having been the object of two printed sonnets, the one by Willis and the other by Percival. He wrote to his

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