Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Longfellow” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 24.:
...ift to the town by Hon. Peter Chardon Brooks.
We read in Paul Revere's Ride
It was twelve by the village clock When he crossed the bridge into Medford town Doubtless the hour was right, but Mr. Longfellow was thirty-five years ahead of time, by poetic license.
To be historically correct, read hereafter, by the villagers' clocks, and do no injustice to the famous poem.
Before the rooster's downfa...
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