Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; A Biographical Sketch

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byFrancis Henry Underwood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... No. IV. CORRESPONDENCE WITH CHARLES LANMAN.1 From the New York Tribune, April 13, 1882. The Wreck Of The Hesperus; Norman's Woe; LongFellow, Sumner, And Whittier, With Major Ben Perley Poore, At Indian Hill. In 1871, while exhibiting a portfolio of my sketches in oil for a nephew of Mr. Longfellow, we stumbled upon a view of Norman's Woe, near Cape Ann, when he remarked, " My uncle should see that picture, for I know it would greatly interest him." On the next day, accordingly, I packed up the picture, and, with another,--a view on the coast of Nova Scotia, the home of Evangeline,--sent it off by express to Mr. Long 1 Mr. Lanman is at once an artist and an author, and is widely known from his works. The genial Irving called him "the picturesque explorer of America." He was formerly the private secfttary of Daniel Webster, afterwards a librarian in Washington, and has now lor the past ten years been the American Secretary of the Japanese Legation. He announces for publication a volume entitled "Haphazard Personalities." fellow, accompanied by a note of explanation, in which I recalled the fact of our meeting many years Before at the house of Park Benjamin, in New York, who was the first to publish the poem about the Hesperus, and who paid for it the pittance of twenty-five "dollars. The letter which Mr. Longfellow sent me in return, worth more than a thousand sketches, was as follows:--Cambridge, November 24, 1871. My Dear Sir,--Last night I had the pleasure of receiving your friendly letter and the beautiful pictures that came with it; and I thank you cordially for the welcome gift and the kind remembrance that prompted it. They are both very interesting to me; particularly the reef of Norman's Woe. What you say of the ballad is also very gratifying, and ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... No. IV. CORRESPONDENCE WITH CHARLES LANMAN.1 From the New York Tribune, April 13, 1882. The Wreck Of The Hesperus; Norman's Wo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217220819

ISBN - 13:9780217220811

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