Who is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator. His original works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was the first American to completely translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the fireside poets from New England.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, which was then still part of Massachusetts. He graduated from Bowdoin College and became a professor there and, later, at Harvard College after studying in Europe. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841). He retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, and he lived the remainder of his life in the Revolutionary War headquarters of George Washington in Cam...
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  • The Tides
    I saw the long line of the vacant shore,
    The sea-weed and the shells upon the sand,
    And the brown rocks left bare on every hand,
    As if the ebbing tide would flow no more. ...
  • Weariness
    O little feet! that such long years
    Must wander on through hopes and fears,
    Must ache and bleed beneath your load;
    I, nearer to the wayside inn ...
  • Walter Von Der Vogelweid
    Vogelweid the Minnesinger,
    When he left this world of ours,
    Laid his body in the cloister,
    Under Wurtzburg's minster towers. ...
  • The Iron Pen
    Made from a fetter of Bonnivard, the Prisoner of Chillon; the handle of wood from the Frigate Constitution, and bound with a circlet of gold, inset with three precious stones from Siberia, Ceylon, and Maine.

    I thought this Pen would arise
    From the casket where it lies-- ...
  • The Musician's Tale - The Wayside Inn - Part Second
    THE BALLAD OF CARMILHAN

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Long 230 Great 219 White 196 Heart 177 Night 164 Light 159 Beneath 158 Sweet 155 Earth 152 Hear 150


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Sosarogada: is there a great man like mahatma gandhi in china, japan, and korea? i'm reminded of a poem of henry wadsworth longfellow which begins with "tell me not, in mournful numbers, life is but an empty dream!"
Neeleshmaharaj3: how wonderful is the human voice! it is indeed the organ of the soul. the intellect of man is enthroned visibly on his forehead and in his eye, and the heart of man is written on his countenance, but the soul, the soul reveals itself in the voice only~henry wadsworth longfellow
Gateswvn: β€œit takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.” – henry wadsworth longfellow
Primusing: every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. henry wadsworth longfellow
Sabinanjer57951: a feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.,henry wadsworth longfellow,meetings, partings,
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Do You Think That I Do Not Know?
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They say that I never have written of love,
As a writer of songs should do;
They say that I never could touch the strings
With a touch that is firm and true;
They say I know nothing of women and men
In the fields where Love's roses grow,
And they say I must write with a halting pen
Do you think that I do not know?
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