Longfellow

“Read from some humbler poet”

Who is your favorite “humbler poet?” The Day is Doneby Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The day is done, and the darknessFalls from the wings of Night,As a feather is wafted downwardFrom an eagle in his flight. I see the lights of the villageGleam through the rain and the mist,And a feeling of sadness comes o’er meThat …

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A Psalm of Life

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow What The Heart Of The Young Man Said To The Psalmist. Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou …

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American Classics

The Courtship of Miles Standish, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1903 (first published 1858); illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. I already have several copies of The Courtship, and this was over priced at Off Square Books— $12.00!– but I bought it anyway. It’s a fine specimen of an ordinary old book. Beautiful color and black …

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“Read from some humbler poet”

Who is your favorite “humbler poet?” The Day is Doneby Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The day is done, and the darknessFalls from the wings of Night,As a feather is wafted downwardFrom an eagle in his flight. I see the lights of the villageGleam through the rain and the mist,And a feeling of sadness comes o’er meThat …

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