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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 4: Longfellow (search)
endered into Sanskrit, Chinese, and Marathi. Mere popularity is doubtless a very secondary test, but where it shows that the quality of poems has entered into the people's life, it is not an element to be ignored. It is also to be noticed that Longfellow was to all Americans, at that time, one of the two prime influences through which the treasures of German literature, and especially of German romance, were opened to English readers. To this day nine-tenths of the Americans who visit Nuremberg and Heidelberg do it under the associations they have gained from Longfellow's prose or verse, and such travellers find in the latter city a German edition of the English text of Hyperion which they are wont to purchase at once and take with them to the castle. They visit every spot which has associations there, and I remember how indignant I was on finding the great tree described as waving over the Gesprengte Thurm was no longer there, but had shared the fate of the Chestnut Tree in Th