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The Seaside and the Fireside

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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
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Heather
Jul 15, 2016 Heather rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This little collection of poems feels so characteristic of Longfellow--homey, accessible, a touch nostalgic. It is very comfortable poetry, and the arrangement of seaside and fireside is subtle yet evident in a most charming way. Still, it is also obvious that as well-loved as Longfellow has been, he is not consistently a first-rate poet. He too often chooses an easy, weak rhyme or lets his rhythm wander off track when it could have been reigned in to better effect. But, despite the sometimes ...more
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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 prof
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Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part;
For the Gods are everywhere”
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