Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy b-day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is the birthday of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), one of the most enduring American poets of all time. In his lifetime, he was the most popular poet in the country and was well known and beloved in Europe as well. On his 70th birthday in 1877, the nation celebrated with parades and speeches. It was like a national holiday. One of his most popular poems was Paul Revere's Ride, and though it's a little early for the April event it commemorates, we'll enjoy it today anyway. Happy birthday, Henry!

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