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The Writer's Hour: Footprints on the Sands of Time

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Henry W. Longfellow and daughter Edith in front of Craigie House, 1878

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Henry W. Longfellow and daughter Edith in front of Craigie House, 1878 / Longfellow National Historic Site

Perhaps Papa is prepared for all the guests by now and is enjoying a moment with one of the neighborhood children. It never took much to get him to play a game, read a story, or boat on the Charles River. The world seems to know him as a great writer, it's true. The Boston Herald hailed him as "the sweet poet, the gentle scholar, the genial gentleman and admirable citizen, whose pure thoughts, embodied in verse, have carried joy and peace to the hearts of millions?" I know his heart is happy and grateful, especially for his chestnut chair. Now I must check on the birthday arrangements.

THANK YOU so much for visiting Castle Craigie, a treasure for all generations. I hope you've discovered something about a friendly poet and the historic home which is the center, but not the circumference of his world. If you'd like to know more about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, please read on...

 

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