Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 - 1882

portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Frontispiece of The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1893

Born: 27 February 1807, Portland, Maine
Died: 24 March 1882, Cambridge, Massachusetts

For many years Longfellow was America's favorite poet. He seemed to easily create rhyme and rhythm in poetry that makes his work both readable and memorable, one of the few poets whose work I can read more than a few lines from at one time. He was one of the first poets to address American themes, and at a time when the new nation was ready to move on from the initial struggle to carve a civilization out of the wilderness, America was ready for some culture.

Biography from Wikipedia and The Atlantic

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotes:

Quotes found: 100 — (15 per page, this is page 1 of 7) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next

Click here to find books by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at Amazon.com

Quotes found : 100 — (15 per page, this is page 1 of 7) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next

Please report any problems on this page! If you see any typos, incorrect attributions, deformed characters, or any other problem with this page, we want to fix it as soon as possible. Please click here to report errors.

Feel free to search through 126,864 quotes.
    by text
 by author

Note: Do not use titles in author searches, we don't use them, including president, senator, prime minister, king, queen, saint, or doctor, or abbreviations thereof. See explanation here.