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The Children's Longfellow, Volume I
     

The Children's Longfellow, Volume I

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 
The death of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made the first breach in that well-known group of poets which adorned Boston and its vicinity so long. The first to go was also the most widely famous. Emerson reached greater depths of thought; Whittier touched the problems of the nation's life more deeply; Holmes came personally more before the public; Lowell was more

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The death of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made the first breach in that well-known group of poets which adorned Boston and its vicinity so long. The first to go was also the most widely famous. Emerson reached greater depths of thought; Whittier touched the problems of the nation's life more deeply; Holmes came personally more before the public; Lowell was more brilliant and varied; but, taking the Englishspeaking world at large, it was Longfellow whose fame overshadowed all the others; he was also better known and more translated upon the continent of Europe than all the rest put together, and, indeed, than any other contemporary poet of the English-speaking race, at least if bibliographies afford any test. Add to this that his place of residence was so accessible and so historic, his personal demeanor so kindly, his life so open and transparent, that everything really conspired to give him the highest accessible degree of contemporary fame. There was no literary laurel that was not his, and he resolutely declined all other laurels; he had wealth and ease, children and grandchildren, health and a stainless conscience; he had also, in a peculiar degree, the blessings that belong to Shakespeare's estimate of old age, — " honor, love, obedience, troops of friends." Except for two great domestic bereavements, his life would have been one of absolutely unbroken sunshine; in his whole career he never encountered any serious rebuff, while such were his personal modesty and kindliness that no one could long regard him with envy or antagonism. Among all the sons of song there has rarely been such an instance of unbroken and unstained success.

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Publisher's Note for this book:


Longfellow has been fitly called the children's poet. Many of his poems have from their first appearance been favorites with youthful readers, and they have been widely used in the schools, but heretofore there has been no comprehensive collection of the poems best adapted for children's reading. It is believed, therefore, that this book will find a ready welcome at the hands of young people and their parents.

The poems here printed have been divided into groups which follow, in a general way, the arrangement in the Cambridge Edition of Longfellow's Poems. Each poem is reprinted in its entirety.

Boston, 1908.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015914238
Publisher:
Leila's Books
Publication date:
10/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
748 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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