Longfellow: Beloved and Enduring Poet

Longfellow Souvenir Palette, 1882

Longfellow Souvenir Palette, 1882
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Maine Historical Society

Longfellow's readers accorded him a degree of veneration that few people have ever known.

He wrote in a turbulent era when hard work, risk-taking, small economic gain, and displacement from the familiar were common experiences for Americans.

Longfellow's authoritative calm and his celebration of the American experience were a relief to his public.

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