Who is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to 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 studied at Bowdoin College and, after spending time in Europe, he became a professor at Bowdoin and later at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, and he lived the remainder of his life in a former Revolutionary War headquarters of Georg...
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems

  • 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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  • Zingaibot_f: lucifer"ay; and from whatsoever sin lieth around it and within,from all crimes in which it may involve thee,i now release thee and absolve thee!"henry wadsworth longfellow『the golden legend』
  • Drpopculturebg: somerset: british warship mentioned in henry wadsworth longfellow's poem paul revere's ride.
  • Jonasaquin: be still, sad heart! and cease repining; behind the clouds is the sun still shining; thy fate is the common fate of all, into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary henry wadsworth longfellow sweet dreams!
  • Bryant3oo: 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
  • Kayhaq_: "believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad." -henry wadsworth longfellow
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