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The poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (The American poets)


 : The poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (The American poets)

Binding: Hardcover
Item Dimensions: 100
Label: The Heritage Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: The Heritage Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 444
Publication Date: January 01, 1943
Publisher: The Heritage Press
Studio: The Heritage Press

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was bom on the 27th of February, 1S07, ui Kirtland, Maine. His father, Stephen Longfellow, a graduate of Harvard College in the class with Dt Channing, Judge Story, and other distinguished men, practised his profession if the Lawat the Cumberland bar, where he soon won a prominent position. He btook an active part in politics, and was sent as a representative to the Massachuletts Legislature, and after the separation represented his State in Congress. He married Ziipah Wadsworth, the beautiful daughter of General Peleg Wadsnrth, of a family which traced its ancestry back to John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, Henry Wadsworth was named after his maternal uncle, a lieutenant in the navy, A ohad perished in the fireship Intrepid before Tripoli in 1804. He was second a family of four sons and four daughters. Their father, says Samuel Longfellow, was at once kind and strict, bringing up his children in habits of respect and obebce, of unselfishness, the dread of debt, and the faithful performance of duty ccording to the same authority, the mother was fond of poetry and music, a lover Nature, cheerful even under the trials of chronic invalidism, full of piety, kind to neighbors, the devoted friend and confidante of her children. Henry was a lively, active boy, impetuous and quick-tempered, but affectionate placable, sensitive and impressionable. He was fond of singing and dancings greatly disliked loud noise and excitement. He was remarkably neat and orderly, solicitous always to do right, industrious and persevering. He began to go to school when he was three years old. Before he was seven he studied halfway through the Latin grammar. One of his teachers at the Portlami bdemy was the famous Jacob A bbott. At home his fathers library gave his hunger for literature sufficient of the best tod: Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Dryden, Goldsmith, th
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