There their descendants live to-day, still somewhat primitively, and still in somewhat of the glamour thrown over land and people by the Evangeline of Longfellow.
In 1847 he published at Boston the greatest of all his works, Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie.
Next to Evangeline, this is at once the best and the most popular of the poet's longer works, and contains many passages of great beauty.
His mode of treatment is subjective and lyric. No matter what form his works assume, whether the epic, as in Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish and Hiawatha, the dramatic, as in The Spanish Student, The Golden Legend and The Mask of Pandora, or the didactic, as in The Psalm of Life and many of the minor poems; they are all subjective.
His idyllic masterpiece is the sustained transcript of winter scenery and home-life, Snow-Bound, which has had no equal except Longfellow's " Evangeline " in American favour, but, in fact," nothing of its class since " The Cottar's Saturday Night " can justly be compared with it.