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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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As Unto the bow the the cord is , So unto the man is woman; Though she bends him, she obeys him, Though she draws him , yet she follows: Useless each without the other.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

#man #marriage #poetry #woman #love

In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents like the Arabs, and silently steal away.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the pull of the earth.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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He pursued his literary goals by submitting poetry and prose to various newspapers and magazines partly due to encouragement from a professor named Thomas Cogswell Upham. When the younger Fanny was born on April 7 1847 Dr. His publiHenry Wadsworth Longfellowd poetry shows great versatility using anapestic and trochaic forms blank verse heroic couplets ballads and sonnets.

He has been criticized however for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses. His first wife Mary Potter died in 1835 after a miscarriage. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

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