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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comprehensive information about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is one of the greatest poets in American history. Born in Portland, Maine, He became professor of Modern Languages in Harvard University; wrote "Hyperion," a romance in prose, and a succession of poems as well as lyrics, among the former "Evangeline," "The Golden Legend," "Hiawatha," and "Miles Standish" This educational Henry Wadsworth Longfellow resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted,
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning
Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
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Quote Left And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away. Quote Right
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Quote Left Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues. Quote Right
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Quote Left The shades of night were falling fast, / As through an Alpine village passed / A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, / A banner with the strange device, / Excelsior! Quote Right
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Quote Left The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after. Quote Right
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