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Engraving of Evangeline, by James Faed, ca. 1854

Engraving of Evangeline, by James Faed, ca. 1854

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Henry Longfellow sent this engraving of Evangeline by James Faed to his sister, Anne Longfellow Pierce, in 1855. It was one of two prints of Longfellow's tragic heroine to decorate the parlor of the Portland house. The original oil painting was done by Thomas Faed and this engraving done by his brother, James Faed. The printing at the bottom reads, "Evangeline. "Sat by some nameless grave and thought that perhaps in its bosom/ He was already at rest, and she longed to slumber beside him." Dedicated by permission to Professor Longfellow."

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