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'The Wreck of the Hesperus' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   has the opening lines   
It Was the Schooner Hesperus, That Sailed the Wintry Sea...
And the skipper had taken his little daughter,'To bear him company ...
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   was born on   
February 27, 1807
American poet
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   lifespan was   
1807-1882
An American poet.
'The Fiftieth Birthday of Agassiz' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   has the opening lines   
It Was Fifty Years Ago, In the Pleasant Month of May...
In the beautiful Pays de Vaud, A child in its cradle lay.
'Santa Filomena' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   has the opening lines   
Whene'er a Noble Deed is Wrought, Whene'er is Spoken a Noble Thought,
No haughty feat of arms I tell; Our hearts, in glad surprise, To higher levels rise.
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
   was written by   
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Written first as a poem "Christmas Bells" in 1864 by Longfellow while in the midst of sadness over his son Charles Appleton Longfellow suffering wounds in battle in The American Civil War. It was set to music in the 1870s by English organist Jean Baptiste Calkin and to a composition written in 1845 by Joseph Mainzer. In the 1950s John Marks composed the melody we know today. Recorded by Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians, The Carpenters, Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, Johnny Cash, Harry Belafonte and Sarah Maclan.
'Evangeline' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   has the opening lines   
This is the Forest Primeval. The Murmuring Pines and the Hemlocks...
'The Village Blacksmith' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   has the opening lines   
Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree the Village Smithy Stands...
'Hiawatha's Childhood' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   has the opening lines   
By the Shores of Gitchee Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water. (Lake Superior)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
"Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere …"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
The Village Blacksmith
"Under the spreading chestnut tree the village smithy stands …"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
There Was a Little Girl
"There was a little girl Who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead …"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
My Lost Youth
"Often I think of the beautiful town that is seated by the sea"
"A Boy's Will is the Wind's Will, and the Thoughts of Youth Are Long, Long Thoughts"
   are the closing lines of   
My Lost Youth by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
Voices of the Night
1839
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
The Seaside and the Fireside
1850
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
Ultima Thule
1880
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   created the character   
Minnehaha
The Song of Hiawatha
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   created the character   
Nakomis
The Song of Hiawatha
Red Pipestone Quarry
   was created by   
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Place where Gitche Manitou calls the tribes together to make peace, "The Song of Hiawatha", 1855
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   was a/an   
Poet
1807-1882; works include "Evangeline" and "The Song of Hiawatha"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   is buried in   
Mount Auburn Cemetery, MA, USA
Poet, d. 1882; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
The Song of Hiawatha
"By the shores of Gitche Gumee" [Lake Superior]
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
Santa Filomena
"Whene'er a noble deed is wrought"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
Evangeline
Long epic poem about the removal of the Acadian people






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