Henry Wadsworth Longfellow





Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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born
in Portland, Maine, The United States
February 27, 1807

died
December 13, 1901

gender
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and "Evangeline". He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine and studied at Bowdoin College. 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 (1842). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, though he lived the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts in a former headquarters of George Washington.

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More books by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
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“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
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