Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Standard Name: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth


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Anthologization Bessie Rayner Parkes
In the spring of 1877 Longfellow wrote to ask Bessie Rayner Belloc (formerly Parkes) if he might include some of her work in his multi-volume Poems of Places, whose publication had already begun.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. I, Too, Have Lived in Arcadia. Macmillan.
Cultural formation Pauline Johnson
As the daughter of an English mother and a Mohawk father, PJ was attentive to issues of her dual heritage; by Canadian law she was deemed Indian. She identified herself as Mohawk.
Keller, Betty. Pauline: A Biography of Pauline Johnson. Douglas and McIntyre.
There is...
death Frances Power Cobbe
A telegram asking a physician to sever her arteries after death was found by her bed. According to a family story, her great-grandmother had fallen into a coma and almost been buried alive. She was...
Dedications Emma Marshall
She at first planned to call this book Rachel. She dedicated it to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , in grateful remembrance of all I owe to him as Poet and Friend.
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley.
The new title...
Education Una Marson
For UM and her sisters, reading poetry was the chief delight of our childhood days.
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press.
By the time she began formal schooling at the age of ten, Una had read and memorized much of...
Education Edna St Vincent Millay
ESVM said her mothergave me poetry. In her mother's Shakespeare she encountered the passage in Romeo and Juliet about Death seeking Juliet as his paramour, and she later hyperbolically described the encounter: how...
Education Tillie Olsen
TO was enrolled in first grade in Omaha,Nebraska, in January 1917, only three days after her elder sister. She also attended Socialist Sunday School, where she learned to revere American democracy and the history...
Education Pauline Johnson
PJ was educated at home first by her mother , who introduced her to the English Romantics. She was also taught by a governess in her early years. Chiefswood was full of books, and she...
Education Mary Lavin
The young ML had as strong an enjoyment of company as of solitude, and enjoyed the school she went to in Massachusetts. Nevertheless at this stage she was her own most important teacher. Her parents...
Education Emma Marshall
At a very early age Emma Martin could recite See'st thou my home is where yon woods are waving by Felicia Hemans .
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley.
After leaving school she continued to study music with Dr Zacariah or Zechariah Buck
Family and Intimate relationships Matilda Hays
The intense relationship between MH and Cushman is the subject of considerable debate over whether it constituted a lesbian union. After meeting the pair, Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote in a letter to a friend, I...
Fictionalization Florence Nightingale
Her work in the war won her praise. Longfellow 's poem Santa Filomena appeared in the inaugural issue of the Atlantic Monthly in November 1857. It paid tribute to, and mythologized, FN 's efforts in the Crimea.
Dossey, Barbara Montgomery. Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer. Springhouse Corporation.
Friends, Associates Jean Ingelow
JI had a small but distinguished circle of intimate friends. By 1863 she was a friend of Alfred Tennyson and was also close to Dora Greenwell . She admired and respected Robert Browning (though she...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Well known and much admired in her lifetime, ESP enjoyed friendships with many important literary figures, including publisher James Fields (who has been described as Christ-like in sympathy and kindness)
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. Chapters From a Life. Houghton, Mifflin.
and his wife...
Friends, Associates Adelaide Procter
AP 's parents entertained a circle of well-known literary personages, including Leigh Hunt , William Hazlitt , Thomas Moore , Wordsworth , Tennyson , Longfellow , and Henry James . Intimates of the household included...


27 February 1807: Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born...

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27 February 1807

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, USA.

17 November 1820: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's first known...

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17 November 1820

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 's first known publication, The Battle of Lovell's Pond, appeared in the Portland Gazette.

By 13 June 1840: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published his...

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By 13 June 1840

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published his first collection of poetry, Voices of the Night.

19 December 1841: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published Ballads...

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19 December 1841

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published Ballads and Other Poems, which included The Wreck of the Hesperus and The Village Blacksmith.

10 November 1855: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published The...

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10 November 1855

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published The Song of Hiawatha.

25 November 1863: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published the...

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25 November 1863

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published the first part of Tales of a Wayside Inn.

1882: Longfellow's In the Harbor, composed of a...

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Longfellow 's In the Harbor, composed of a few previously published verses and those poems left uncollected at his death, was published posthumously.

24 March 1882: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet, died....

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24 March 1882

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , poet, died.


Ingelow, Jean et al. The New Poems of Jean Ingelow, J. G. Whittier, H. W. Longfellow. Belford Bros., 1876.