The name is often in popular literature written Cambalu, and is by Longfellow accented in verse Cambeilic. But this spelling originates in an accidental error in Ramusio's Italian version, which was the chief channel through which Marco Polo's book was popularly known.
Longfellow wrote "A Psalm of Life" (1839), which was an intimate confession of the religious aspirations of the author.
The city's park system includes the Western Promenade, on Bramhall Hill; the Eastern Promenade, on Munjoy Hill; Fort Allen Park, at the south extremity of the latter promenade; Fort Sumner, another small park farther west, on the same hill; Lincoln Park, containing 2 acres of beautiful grounds near the centre of the city; Deering's Oaks (made famous by Longfellow), the principal park (50 acres) on the peninsula, with many fine old trees, pleasant drives, and an artificial pond used for boating; and Monument Square and Boothby Square.
Longfellow by the same sculptor; and where Congress Street crosses the Eastern Promenade, a monument to the first settlers, George Cleeve and Richard Tucker.
Longfellow - which was built in1785-1786by General Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829), a soldier of the War of Independence, a representative in Congress from 1793 to 1807, and the grandfather of the poet; was given by Longfellow's sister, Mrs Anne Longfellow Pierce (1810-1901) to the Maine Historical Society; and contains interesting relics of the Wadsworth and Longfellow families, and especially of the poet himself.
The birthplace of Longfellow is now a tenement house.
The "Luck of Eden Hall," which has been celebrated in a ballad by the duke of Wharton, and in a second ballad written by Uhland, the German poet, and translated by Longfellow, is an enamelled goblet, kept in a leathern case dating from the times of Henry IV.
Longfellow (who married Nathan Appleton's daughter) wrote his poem "The Old Clock on the Stairs."
Emerson, the poets Bryant, Longfellow, pre-eminently Whittier and Whitman, have spoken on this theme with no uncertain sound.
Schoolcraft in his Adgic Researches (1839), upon which Longfellow founded his "Hiawatha."
Holmes, Longfellow, Whittier and others.
Samuel Longfellow, his brother Henry, Wendell Phillips, W.
She is the subject of a beautiful poem by Longfellow, "Santa Filomena," and the popular estimate of her character and mission was summed up in a particularly felicitous anagram, Flit on, cheering angel.
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807-1882), American poet, was born on the 27th of February 1807, at Portland, Maine.
His ancestor, William Longfellow, had immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1676, from Yorkshire, England.
His father was Stephen Longfellow, a lawyer and United States congressman, and his mother, Zilpha Wadsworth, a descendant of John Alden and of "Priscilla, the Puritan maiden."
In 1835 Longfellow was chosen to succeed George Ticknor as professor of modern languages and belles-lettres in Harvard.
On his return to America in December 1836, Longfellow took up his residence in Cambridge, and began to lecture at Harvard and to write.
In 1842 Longfellow published a small volume of Ballads and other Poems, containing some of his most popular pieces, e.g.
Indeed, as a professor, Longfellow was eminently successful.
In 1849 Longfellow published a novel of no great merit, Kavanagh, and also a volume of poems entitled The Seaside and the Fireside, a title which has reference to his two homes, the seaside one on the charming peninsula of Nahant, the fireside one in Cambridge.
His brother, the Rev. Samuel Longfellow, was a minister of the Unitarian Church.
Longfellow was made an LL.D.
In person, Longfellow was rather below middle height, broad shouldered and well built.
In Longfellow, the poet was the flower and fruit of the man.
Once, when the present writer proposed to the president of the Harvard University Visiting Committee that Longfellow should be placed on that committee, the president replied: "What would be the use?
Longfellow could never be brought to find fault with anybody or anything."
With Extracts from his Journals and Correspondence, by Samuel Longfellow, and the "Riverside" edition of the prose and poems (Boston, II vols., 1886-1890).
His midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington on the 18th-19th of April 1775, to give warning of the approach of British troops from Boston, is Revere's most famous exploit; it is commemorated by Longfellow, who, however, has "paid little attention to exactness of fact" (Justin Winsor).
"Henry Longfellow," said the teacher, "why have you not written?"
He said, Henry Longfellow, you have done very well.
Some people said that they were what Henry Longfellow wrote on his slate that day at school.
One warm, sunny day in early spring, when we were at the North, the balmy atmosphere appears to have brought to her mind the sentiment expressed by Longfellow in "Hiawatha," and she almost sings with the poet: "The ground was all aquiver with the stir of new life.