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NEM WADMITE LoNarnsow,
The poet's true memorial is his own
song 'in the heart.of a friend.' To no
poet have so many invisible but durable
monuments been reared in so many
hearts and homes as to Henry Wads
worth Longfellow. Next to the< word
'bidden in the heart and hies/aiming in
the life is the printed word, sowing it
self thus in other hearts and homes,
there to hide, there to blossom. Never
was more fruitful <seed carried by bird
of more beauteous plumage than the
songs of Longfellow. The work of
the artists has been a lakor,s4
gemune-OMMIUMIIM pas. rent gentirs
the 'Pencil and patience to the burin;
and the result is the finest .illustrated
edition of a classic which either England
or America has ever produced; acineerly
worthy in appgret to the poet l Soul
it clothes as the combined art of the
most skillful press-work, the most con
scientious engraving, rind the most spa
pathetic artists can furnisl.
Blood tells. - Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow descended by. his mother
from John Alden of colonial fame; his
father, Hon. Stephen Longfellow, a
leader of _the' Maine bar and Wernher qt
the National 'Congress, went by the title
of the .'honest; lawyer,' a' :Art:pinata:ice
which_ indicates that honest` lawyers
were rare—threeqaarters of if ! century
ago. The Longfellow house, Where the
poet was born;—February 27; 1807,
is one Of the memorable old 'mansions
of the city of r Portland, Maine. Cnl
leges were then few, academie's numer
ous; of. there New England academies,
of Which those at Easitharapieu, tin
doves, and, Exeter survive to' witness
what we have lost, a deserSedly promi
nent on was that at Portland; and here
young Longfellow prepared for college.
His principal instructors were a Mr.
Cushman, head-master, whO subse
quently became an editor of the 'New
York Evening .Posi,' and furnished to
its columns European letters of travel,
then as distinguishing a, feature of a
metropolitan journal us tbeiri absence
would be to-chiy; and Mr. Jacob Ab
bott, usher, and at that time apprentice
iu the art of sehool-teaching. Under
these two the lipy made such 'p-ogres4
that ho entered Bowdoin College at
the age of fourteen,„--uot unprecedent
ed, brit early even for that time when
collegPs were less exacting and boys
more precocious than nolw..
A more remarkable class never gath
ered under Anierican college roof-tree
than the Bowdoin class of 1825; John
S. C. AbbOtt, the future. popular his
torian; Jonathan Cilley, whose reputa
tion as a ready debater in Congress was
over-shadowed by his tragic &oath in
the memorable 'duel With Graves; J. W.
Bradley, eminent in law and politics;
Geo. B. Cheever; the Gideon of the
anti-slavery climp`aign; and Niithauielii
Hawthorn, the genius of American
romance, were ainong Longfellow's
classmates. His pen had alrdady begun
to write in rhymes, l which was nothing
extraordinary; but it was extraordinary
that-the rhymes found ready admission
to the Poet's Corner 'of the Portland
papers and many rustlers and a
reputation. His college life was un
eventful; his quiet humor never.ran into
wild hilarity; his - gentle nature never
into lawless scrapes. He was genial,
social, equable, then as always; ready to
do a good tore to any student whowant
ed help; steady and studious, treasur
ing his time; and therefore popular with
both classmates and faculty. Before
Commencement day arrived his reputa
tion as a poet ran beyond the bounds
of both college and State. Theophilus
Parsons, then poet and litteivleur, sub
sequently eminent in Massachusetts
jurisprudence, hail essayed the public
taste with a hazardous literary venture,
'The United States Literary Gazette,'
'a quarto of sixteen page . ;, devoted to
book reviews and literary miscellany,
and furnished to subscribers in fort
nightly umbels at the exceedingly low
price of five dollars a year. - Think of
it, ye who grumble at paying three dol
lars for' the deristion -Union,' or four
dollars for 'Harper's' or 'The Atlantic.'
In this long since extinct periodical I
find a number of poems by 'H. W. L.,'
among them his now famous "Woods in
Winter,' An April Day . ,' Hymii of the
Moravian Nun,' and 'Sunrise on the
Hills; among them, also, some which
he has not chosen to rescue from the
oblivion, in which they therefore un
happily remain buried. W. L.,'
protably did not add much to his
pocket-money by these, poems. One
of the chief attractions of the 'Gazette'
was W. C. Bryant, then jest miming to
his early fame; the editor invited his
contributions and offered generously to
pay the young poet his own 'price; Mr.
Bryant, after some hesitation, fixed
upon two dollars a poem as a fair com
pensation. It is to assume that the un
known collegian was no better paid.
Growing success evidently did not
tarn Longfellow's head or divert him
from his steady purpose; he graduated
in his eighteenth year, second in - Mit
class of thirty-seven —though there
thitre seems to have been two seconds
Of about equal standing. More striking
testimony to his scholarship, however,
was the call extended to him six months
after graduating to become Professor of
Modern Languages and. Literature at
his Afiria Mater,—and he but a boy of
nineteen studying law in his father's of
fice. :While yet a college student he•
had written a metrical translation of
one of Horace's Odes. , The; reading of
this translation, or a part of it, 'at a
general 'examination had attracted the
attention of the examiners by its rare
beauty of expression, and when the pro
posal was made in the Board of Trustees
to establish a chair of Modern Lan
guages, Hon. I3enjamin Orr, a distin
guished, lawyer of Maine, and a lover
of Horace, nominated' .Mr. Longfelioir
and referred to this translation as ad-
A. M.', French
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AND HIS WORK.
itt LYMAN ABBOTT.
ficent proof of his fitness for the pool-
. 11Orsek. itself, with the
autographs of Longfellow, Calvin
Stowe, and John. A. Andrew, is in the
collection of Prof. Egbert C. Smyth of
Andover. to whom I am infiebted for
this incident.' The invitation to young
Longfellow was the more extraordinary
since_ the chair was created that he might
fill it; for iu 1851 Ameridan colleges bad
not yet learned that France and Ger
many have , a literature as well as Greece
and Romp; that Italy and Spain have
theirs is hardly,known even now. The
boy of nineteen wits asked not to carry
on a department alrea ly organized but
to create. one. Studious and steady I
called him a moment ago; tile event
proves it; he would not spring une
quipped into the work; patienttwaiting
is no loss, a proverb he and his Alma
Miter verified; he maid abroad 'mai
Out three Years and a half in studying
French, German, Italian, and Spanish
on their native soil; and the - College
waited for him, another rare compli
In 1829, then, we see Mr. Longfellow
fairly entered, upon his life-work, a
young man Of twenty-two. with a repu
tation already won by his 'April Day'
and his 'Woodii in Winter;' with that
peculiar urbanity of manner, born of a
true kindliness of heart and human
sympathy, which makes him still the
inosc courtly and eourieoui of men;
with all the culture of college education
and residence abroad, superadned.to a
nature peculiarly , fine-grained; straight
as an arrrow, a manly carnage, which
he preserves even now at seventy-four.
His reputation proved at the very out
set , a capital for his Alma Mater.
'When I entered Bowdoin College in
1830,' writes Peesideut Hamlin of Mid
dlebury College - to me, 'Professor
Longfellow had occupied the chair but
one year. Our class numbena
&lvo,- sue largest freshman class that had
up to that time entered ;college, and
many of its members were attracted - by
Lougfcllow's reputation. His inter
course!, with the studenis was perfectly
simple, frank. and gentlemanly. He
neither flattered nor repelled; • he
neithei sought popularity nor avoided
it. He was a close and ardent student
in all Spanish arc French literature.
He had no. time to fritter away. But .
he always And evidently enjoyed having
students Come to him with any reason
able question about languages, authors,
literature mediaeval or — modern history,
more especially the former. They al
ways left him not only with admiration,
but guided and helped and inspired.'
Nor was his influence confined to his
college classes. He. pulAshed a suc
cessful text-book for their uses, oceas
sioeal articles on literary subjects iu
what was then almost the sole avenue
to the American public for the small but
increasing coterie of American 'authors,
the 'North American Review,' and one
or two translations. Bat ;his work as
an author can hardly be ,said to•have
commenced till iu 1835, he was invited
to become Professor of Modern Lan
guages and Literature at Harvard, oc 7
eupying the chair made vacant by'the
resignation of Professor Ticknor.. His
passion for preparatiou hid not for
saken him, and he seized the occasion
for another year of foreign travel. Bat
the preparation proved to be profounder
than , he had planned; the first great
sorrow of his life - overtook him in the
of his young wife aeßotterdam.
Sorrow knocks at the heart that Christ
may enter, The poet . opened the door
to the Divine Guest, and his subsequent
life has been Paul's benediction set to
music:. 'Blessed be God, even the
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of mercies, and the God of all
comfort; who comforteth us in all our
tribulation,, that we may be able to com
fort them which are in any trouble by
the contort wherewith we ourselves
are comforted. of God.' His most sacred
office has been that of the' world's con
soler. No man has wiped away' so many
cruel tears; no one has made ,so many
sweet tears to flow; no other light has
shone in so many darkened hearel.
tO"this hour his life had been = one of
preparation; henceforth it "was one of
production. His return home was im
mediately followed by the production
of 'Ontre-Iller,' and two year's later by
'Hyperion.' English literature affords
no specimen of greater beauty of sim
plicity in expression than these prose
poems, the second of which Barry
Cornwall was accustomed to read
through once a year for the sake of its
style. Other works followed in rapid
succession during the twenty years of
his Cambridge professorship,--Voices
of the Night,'
,'The Spanish Student,'
'Evangeline,' Kavanagh.' ,'The Golden
Legend,' besides several 'Volumes of
poems. an edition of 'Poets and Poetry
of Europe,' and not infrequent contri
butions to the periodicals of the day,
the 'North Anierican,' the 'Knicker
bocker,' and •Putnam's.'l Nor was his
professorship meanwhile a sinecure, or
its duties and labors lightly regarded by
either himself or others. 'How fully. he
occupied his 'chair,' and to what pur
pose, let the, reader judge from the ,
following letter, ;to the by one of his
pupils, and which is so graphic that I
venture to give it to the public, though
not originally written for them:—
80%11E1E134 MASS., Feb. 5. 1881.
was so fortunate as to be in the first
'section' which Mr. Longfellow instruct
ed personally when he 'came to Cam
bridge in 1836. Perhaps .
l I best illus
trate the method of his instruction
when lug that I think, every man in
that section would now say that he was
on intimate terms with Mr. Longfellow.
We are all near sixty now, but
that every one of the section would
expect to have Mr. Longfellow recog
nize him, and would enter into familiar
talk with him if they met. From the
first, he chose to take with us the rela
tion of a personal friend a few years
older than we were.
Ls it happened, the regular recitation
rooms of the -college were all in. use,
and indeed. I think he was hardly ex.
peoted to teach any language at all. Ho
was to oversee the department and to
lecture. -But_ he `'-to teach us
it; I know I
thought be did, i now, it has
never occarred to whether it
were a part of his duty. Any
way, we did not i in one of
the rather dingyr! rooms,' but',
in a sort of parlor hung with
pictures, Ariel, fur-
nished, which Anne, called
'The Oorporati4 We sat round
a mahogany _ ; was reported
to be meant fox if the tris.
tees, and the wht , the aspect
of a friendly gin in . 111 private
house,' in which the 'of German
was the amusement le occasion.
.These accidental igs of the
place characterize enough the
whole proceeding. - - .
Ile began wiittiiit ballads, read'
theta to iik -i iiit rein! them to
him. Of -coarse ewe.,'
them to memory'-44 - t meaning to,
and I think this wan ' ' . IY. part of
his theory. At the , ;d ate we were
I + 4
learning the paradigantiny -rote. lint
we never studied thigiiiitinni except to
learn them, nor do I kroitilo this hour
what are the contents eilibalf the pages
in the regular Genaangreinmars.
This was quite - too good to last. For
his regular duty wag tim oversight of
five or more instruotorn into were teach-
ing French, German, Italian, Spanish,
and Portugese, to two oz three hundred
undergraduates. All *fee gentlemen
were of European birth;; and you know
how undergraduates 'are -apt to fare with
each Men. Mr.oLongfellow had a real
administration of the whOle department.
His title was 'Smith! Prqfessor of Mo
dern Literature,' but - 2 always called
him 'The Head,' becananfie was head of
the department. We_neer knew when
he might look in on a !recitation and
virtually conduct it. We were delight
ea La nave him come. .4Any slipshod
work ii i t Bette poor wretch from France,
who was tormented by Wild-cat soph
omores, would be madn. straight and
decorous and all right. We all knew he
was a poet and were proud, to have him
in the college, but at theaame timo we
respected him as a man of affairs. -
, Besides this he lectured on authors,
or more general, subjeot%,. I think at
tendance was voluntary, bit I know we
never tnilsed. a - lecture. 1 . I have. full
notes of his lectures on Dante's 'Divine
Commedia,' which confirm - my recol'
lectionki; namely, that he read the whole
to us in English, and explained what
ever he thought needed comtnent. I
have often referred to these notes since.
And though I suppope that he included
all that he thought worth while id his
notes . to his ;translation of Dante,,l know
that until that was published I could
find no such reservoir of - comment on
the ixtem. Very_truly yzutre,.. F.
EDWARD E. HALM
About half a mile or so from Harvard
College, a little back from the elm-shad
ed avenue which leads to Mount
Auburn, stands an old-fashioned square
house with a broad piaz;a looking out
upon its garden, and its front windows
commanding a view of. the quiet and
unostentatious Charles River. This is
the Craigie mansion, and it has been
Mr. Longfellow's home ever since 1836.
It was then in the possession of the
widow Craigie, a gentlewoman who had
seen bettordaya and was humbly proud
of tile fact. Mr. Longfellow's first ap•
plication for lodging at her door was re
pulsed with the remark, 'I do not take
students,' but when the old lady learned
that the youth of twenty-eight was a
college professor she relaxed her dignity
a trifle, and consented to let him a cham
ber in the second story. which to thiii
day serves as a sort of second library
whither his volumes depart when placed
on the retired list. There are traditions
lingering in the minds of old-time com
panions of delightful gatherings in this
upper chatiber, in which literary con
verse was helped by delicate suppers,
so refined in their ministrations to the
body that they might:be called the
poatry of gastronomy. When. by and
by, the old gentlewoman died, Mr.
Longfellow becamb purchaser of the
place and moved his study from the
southeast chamber to the room under
neath. It is a quaint old house with a
rare history, and
. house ,and history
are sacredly preserved unharmed by
modern innovations. It was built,
probably, not , far from the ' middle of
the last.century; an iron In the back of
one of the ~chimneys, bearing the date
1759, serve's as a kind of birthmark.
At the beginning of the Revolution it
was purchased by the colonial govern
ment,, and became Washington's head
quartra attei the battle of Bunker Hill.
The poet's present study was Washing
ton's :room; the - parlor opposite was
Lady Washington's parlor; the large
room in the rear, now converted into a
family library,' was appropriated to the ,
aides-de-camp. After the Revolution
Mr. Craigie bought it with its two hun
dred acres; but . the grandeur of the
establishment was too niinoli for his
purse. When he left it, to his widow
the estate was reduced to eight acres,
and the widow to the necessity of tak
ing lodgers to eke ont her twenty in
come. The houae, with its great fire
places, its generously proportioned
rooms, its hospitable hall and broad
staircase, its quaint carvings and tiles,
is itself an historic poem. Thestudy is
a busy literary man's workshop; the
table is piled with painphleta and pa
pers in orderly confusion; a high desk
in one corner suggests practice 'of
stand while writing, and gives a hint of
one secret of the Doet's singularly erect
form at an age when the body generally
begins to: stoop- and the shoulders to
grim round; an orange-tree stands in
one. Window; near it a stuffed stork
keeps watch; by the' side ef the open
fire is the • 'children's chair; on- the
table I. Cideridge's ink-stand; upoli the
walls are crayon - likenesses of Emer
son. Hawthorne, and Sumner; • and in
one of the book-cases, which fill all the
spare - Intl-space and occupies even one
of the windows, are, rarest treasure of
all, the poet's own works in their origi
nal manuscript, carefully preserved in
handsome and substantial bindings.
The whole houseis eloquent with the
, PA., THURSDAY, APRIL 6. 1882.
speech with which'the poet's pen has
endowed it. As one enters he fancies
be hears from out the silence:—
"Once, ah, once, within these walls,
One whom memory oft recalls,
The Father of his Country dwelt.
Erp and down these echoing stairs,
Item with the weight of cares;
Bonnded his majestic tread."
He looks wonderingly, reverentially,
up the broad, old-fashioned, easy stair-
Case, and there he- sees the quaint
- nor way up the stairs it stands,
And points and beckons with its hands,
From its cue of massive oak,
Like *nook, who; under his olak,
Crosses himself, and sighs, alas ! '
With sorrowful voice to all who pass,
: Never—forever !" •
He, enters the study from which have
gone forth such inspiration as in 'Ex
celsior' and the 'Psalm of Life,' such
consolation as in 'Resignation,' sne'h
heart impulses as in 'The Children's
Honr,' such elevation of toil as.in 'The
Villsge Blacksmith,' such.deep devoted
ness of love as in Elsie's 'prayer, and
_sacred rush of feeling -blinds the
eyes that look but dimly through strug
gling tears at the poet so loved - for
sacred service at every point of life's
sorest need, He sits down in the carved
chair made from the 'spreadingchestnut
tree,' and presented to the poet by the
schocl-children of Cambridge, and for
the moment he too becomes a poet, and
"Sees again, one in a vision sees,
The blossomsland the bees,.
And hears the children's voices shout anl call,
And the brown chestnuts fall,"
He listens to a double voice: . that 5f the
poet who is. welcoming him most cor
dially to this sacred spot; that of ,the
poet whose voice has made, the before
unmeaning flame eloquent with . the' in
spiration of his own enthusiasm; and in
Longfellow's' flre.place, as in no other
in all this wide world,—
"Every quivering longue of flame
Seems to murmur some great "name,
Seems to say to me, - 'Aspire.• "
He looks out on the broad porch where
the poet takes his winter exercise, and
across it to the now , leafless garden, en
cased in snow, but suddenly every tree
iS in leaf and every rose in bloom, and
he - sees the child eager at his,
"Now shouting to the apples an the tile,
With cheeks as round and red as they;l,
AUd now among the yellow stalks,
Aniong the flowering shrubs anti pisuti,
As restlees as the bee."
He turns and looks through the other
windows` across the front garden, across
the snoW'and ice that now shroud "river
and (meadow in indistinguishable. death
that levels and hears the voice
'ltiver that in silence windoat,
Through ttie meadows. ; bright,and free.
Till at length thy rest thou flndest
In the bosom of the seal"
Here are mementoes, which the poet has
allowed' the world to share with him;
Here is the pen presented by "beautiful
Helen of Maine,' with 'its 'iron link
from the chain of Bonnivard,' its 'wood
from the frigate's mast,' that wrote 'on
the sky the snag of the sea and the
blast,' and its jewels three from the
mountains of Maine, the snows of Sibe
ris, and the sands of Ceylon; here is the
old DaniSlr Song Book, 'yellow as the
-insect, rain-molested leaves of autumn,'-
into which the poet has written . memo
ries of home's,—
"Where thrsongs of love and friendship -
• Made the gloomy northern winter
Bright aS: sum mgr; I
here is taantique pitcher with its
"Old Silenus, bloated, drunken,
Led by his inebriate Satyrs,"
out of which the magician poured that
fairest of temperance songs:—
"Now to rivulets from the mountains
Point the rods of fortune-tellers;
'loath perpetual dwells in fountains;
Not in Basks, and easks,.and cellars;"
here is the famous group of Mr. Long
fellow's daughters, painted by Buchan
an Read for the father, painted by the
father for nll the world:— .
"Grave Alice and laughing Allegra.
And Edith with golden hair.
"They climb up into my turret
O'er the arms and back of my chair;
If I try to escape they surround me;
They seem to be everywhere.
"They almost devour Me with idesba,
Their arms about me entwine,
Till I think of the Bishop of Bingen
In hie Monso•Tower on the Rhino."
0 sweet and sacred home I There is no
speech; its voice is not heard;. but its
sound has gone out into all lands and
its words unto the ends of the world. •
Other memories "whieh are not ours
make this home sacred as only life and
love and death can sabotify. Here have
been born to the poet his two sons and
three daughters; here' in this study his
wife sat for many an honr,—he was
married a second tithe -in 1843,—her
presence an ipepiration to the -poet's
pen, her rare grace as a hostess mingling
with his to Make his home sought .by
strangers and loved by friends. Her
sudden and tragic death was the world's
lament when it occurred; for innumer
able mounieM whom the poet had com
forted longed in vain
,to comfort him:
The-sorrow has left its deep sacredness
in his later Writings. : Twice the conse
crating touch of sorrow has been laid
upon him; the 'crown of his glory has
been made of thorns. This we -know;
and this is all we have a right to know.
Crape on the door closes it to- all but
the most - intimate friends. The:Craigie
Inman is still his home, and probably
will be till he4iites 'The End.' With
him live two.of his dabghters, unmar
ried; with him, also, one of his sons,
when at home; nearly opposite, his
other son, the well-known and hobored
artist, !Ernest Longfellow; 'and an
around him friends, for the world holds
not his enemy, and there is not a school=
boy' in all Cambridge that looks not
derly up the garden walk as. he passes
the poet's gate.
To appreciate aright Mr. LOnsfellow's
literary service to ibis country, it_ is
necessary to go back in imagination to
the epoch when he began his literary
career-1825. American literature was
not then born. The very %Petite for
it had to be evoked; the very means of
giving it to the public to be created.
The only one of the- great publishing
houses of to-day then eilating was that
of Harper & Brothers,, which-was then
almost wholly devoted to furnishing
readers with English reprinto.. Not one
of our present' 'magazines or literary
periodicals existed: The few religtons
weeklies were narrow, intolerant, and
controversal; the dailies were intensely
partisian and bitterly personal; Charles
Dickens's carieatures in 'Martin Chttz
zlewit,' published in 1843, would not
have been so hateful if they had not
been so true.. Companionflhip in letters
hardly existed for the Americans. Bry
ant had indeed published his 'Thane
topsis,' and Washington Irving his
'Knickerbocker's History ofNew York,'
a few[years previous; but Poe had not.
yet issued' his first book;- Motley was
trying his pen unsuccesfully at fiction,
and was yet to learn that he was an
historian. Whittier was just leaving
the farm and the shoeruaker's bench to
become editor of a short-lived . tariff
newspaper. Cooper bad yet in the
Orncible his unformedetories of Indian
and pioneer life. Hawthorne had hard
ly touched pen to paper- except in col
lege exercises; and Prescott was un
kaowp save as a brilliant essayist, and
only to the limited circle of readers of
the "North American Review." Ameri
can life was prosaic; and before it could
fed the glow` of its own poetry. it must
know something of the poetry of the
past. This was Mr. Longfellow's first
siervice ,to his countrymen; he was a
mediator between the old and the new;
he translated the romance of the past
into the language of universal life. Out .
of - the closed volume 'he gathered the
flowers that lay there pressed and dead
and odorless;'he breathed into them the
,kfreath of life; . and they bloomed and
were fragrant again., He came.! to the
past its the south winds come to the
woodi in spring; and the trees put out
their leaves and the 'earth its mosses and
the dell its wild Sewers to greet him.
Each of his large poems is thin' the
revification of a buried past'. For
each he made patient prepanitiOn in
most careful and painstaking- study,
'The Golden Legend' was a fruit of that .
three years and a half .of study
ropean life and literature. For the
New England tragedies he collected a
library of over a hundred volumes, • in
cluding some rare and obsolete tomes
giving the Quakers' account of those
brave but cruel times.. But perhaps
the best illustration of both his methods
and its value is offered by his 'Hiawatha.'
Schoolcraft had patiently exhumed the
Indian legands, but to bury them anew
in books.to ,which only the curious in
ancient lore over turned. These, le
.gende • Longfellow studied long and
deeply; - not only in Schoolcraft, Catlin,
and Heckewelder, but in forgotten peri
odicals and obsolete reports;be dwelt in
• these legends, absorbed them, possessed
I them. He bad already caught the
rhythmidal language of wild and ancient
legends in the measures of the Flemish
and ( the Spanish poets. When at length
be gave the stories of .the American
aberigines set to the music of the an
cient European singers, all America and
all England began to sing them: With
in four weeks from its publication • ten
thousand copies of 'Hiawatha' had been
sold in this country; and within a year
and a half, fifty
. thousand. The work
was instantly reprinted in England in
several 'editions; within a few months
it had appeared in Germany in two
translations. `Minnehaha' and 'Hia
watha' became popular - catchwords.
'Minnehaha' Falls, in many a stream
East and West, sang of his 'work. • The
beautiful three-dicked ship Minnehciha,
launched froni a Boston ship-yard,
served as a peripatetic monument.
Critics waged hot warfare over the book;
its metre was.'as tiresome as the time
of a barrel organ;' its metre was the
most 'exqualte music.' Caricaturists
sailed into a cheap and short-lived
popularity in its wake..
A selection from Punch's genuinely
humorous parody is worth reviving here
as indicative of the power of the poet
to mediate betweent„the common peo
ple and th 3 roman& of before unknown
"Should you ask me, What's its nature?
Ask mco what's the kind of poem ?
Ask me in respectful language,
Touching your respectful beaver.
Kicking back your manly hind-le . g,
Like . to one who sees his betters;
I should answer, I should toll you; • '
is a poem in, this metre,.
And emb . alming the traditions,
- 'Fables, rites. and sisperatitions.
Uganda, charms, and ceremonials
Of the various tribes of Indiana,
From the land of the Ojibways, .•
From the land of the Bimetal's,
From the mountains; moors, and fenlands
Where the heron, the Shah-shuh•gir,
Finds its sugar in the rushes:
From the fast-decaying nationa,
Which our gentle Uncle t3amuel
Is improving very smartly,
From the face of all creation,
Qff the face of all creation.
"Should you ask me, By what story,
`Evangeline,' the 'Masque of Pan
dora,' the translations from the Span
ish, the'•Dante,' are in different
phases, illustrations of the same potver
and the • same service. There is no
writer's° worth studying as Longfellow
by any one who wishes to bzing into
his own life the poetry of other lives
and lands and times. How elaborate
and painstaking, ave been his studies
Arcadian, Indian, and Mediaeval ro
mance, -before he has assumed the office
of interpreter, the notes in the latest
edition of his works abpdantly testify;
still better testimony 'is that of - bia
library of rare old books in his Cam
Such a man need be both a versatile
and a profound seholar,—and Mr.
Longfellow is both. He is thoroughly
familiar with all European languages
except the Russian, familiar riot only
with the language. but equally with the
literatures. He is stall a laborious stu
dent. He never writes on any theme
By what action, plot, or fiction,
All these natters are .connected ?
I should answer, I should tell you,
Go to Bogue and buy the poem,
Published, neatly, at one shilling,
Published, sweetly, at five shillings."
till patient study has made him its mas
ter.. How he finds time, :how he has
ever found time, for his studies is a
mystery which his intimate friends On
He writes rapidly but revises aloily.
He often leaves a poem in his portfolio
for weeks and months before he per
mits it to go out to the' • public;' before
be will even permit himself to read it to
his intimate friends. He never writes
to order, ; never writes till expression
becomes a necesity or at
_least an ..im
pulse. The moral may
read. But some of his'best poems have
the. utterances of an instant inspiration.
'Excelsior' \ writen one evening on
the back 'of a letter received from
Charles Sumter the theme suggested
by the, word 'excelsior' which caught
his eye in an evening paper. One
evening he and Prfessor Felton sat be
fore the study fire; the queer antique
pitcher with its Bacchanalian forms and
faces gas brought in to furnish them a
drink of water, and the famous 'Drink !
ing Song,' was born and written, I be
lieve, that very night. • ,
Greater than any service to literature
has been Air. Longfellow's service to
life. The key to his own mission—was.
it conscious or unconscious, or pertly
both—is furnished by a paragraph in
'Hyperion:' Perhaps, - Gentle Reader,
thou art-one of those who think the
days of romance gone forever. Believe
it not! Oh, believe it not! Thou halt
at this moment in thy heart as sweet a
romance as was ever written. Thou-art
not leas a woman because thou dost not
sit aloft in a tower. with a tassel-gentle
on thiwrist. Thou - art not less a man,
because thou wearest no Hauberk, nor
mailsark, and goest not on horseback
after foolish adventurers. .Every one
has a romance in his own heart.' This
is the romance Longfellow has written,
rather let us, say revealed. Thousands
of 'philosophers have ministered cold.
comfort to the sorrowing heart in tha
declaration. Death and sorrow are uni
versal and inexorable; but cold comfort
•no heart ever sound in the lines,—
"There is no fireside. hOwso'ei do:doodad,
• But has one 'vacant chair;'
or, in those other
"Thy fate is the common fate of all;
Into each life some rain Must fall, -
Some daps ; must be dark and dreary."
This 'must be' is the very essence - .of
Calvinism; so great difference does it
make in what accent submission to "tli
inevitable decrees is commended or
commanded. Critics have denied to
to Mr. Longfellow the sift Of. imagina
tion. I confeis myself unable to com
prehend the denial. To invent new
flowers is not art, but to interpret the
flowers which nature produces. Mr.
Longfellow hoe given beauty to the
commonest objects and inspiration to.
the mast prosaic lives: His song ha s
been like the sunshine which make a its
pictures , on the white-washed walls. and
sanded floor of the .poorest cottage.
This has been his mission, and this his
genius; the desert and barren life he
has made to bloom and blossom as the
rose. SO it is that all about him, the
commonest things touched by his wand,
-have become golden, as the dreary hills
when the setting sun breaks through
the clouds and shines upon them: The
Fire Drift-wood is the fire as ho saw it
on the hearth-atone of the old Devereux
mansion near Marblehead. The Way
side Inn is the old Red House at Sad
bury, Mass; the story-tellers are guests
that used to gather there.. The , pfd
house still stands; the old names still
live in the , memory of the living, Luigi
Monti, the Sicilian; Henry • Wales, the
student; Ole Ball, the inusilian; Theo
philus Parsons, the Poet; Edrelei, a
Boston oriental dealer, the merchant;
Professor Treadweß, an amateur doctor
of theology, the theologian; Lyman
Howe, the innkeeper. Every day, in
going bet Teen his college and his home,
the yont)g professor passed the village
smithy, under the spreading chestnut.
tree; thousands had passed that way,
but no eye had seen, no heart clearly
felt, the romance of the sineiy hands
and brawny arms till Longfellow's
verse disclosed it hi them, Longfellow
'stood on the bridge
_at midnight' and'
sang its song.
, "How many. thousands
o,cm-encumbered men, -
Each bearing his burden of sorrow,
Have crossed the bridge:since then,"
and heard the song which the singer
found there and which sings there ever
since:- These are but local voices; but
he has made the dumb to Bp* in
every common life. The April Day; the
Rainy Day; the Child Sleeping; the
Child at Play; the Gleam of Sunshine;
the Driving Cloud; the Dying ( Day; the
Old Clock;,the Ship-a-bedding; the
Village Chnich-yaid; the Wind over
the Chimney; the Weiktbei•-cock on, , the
Steeple; the Windmill; the Tide; the
Pines;—in whose life come not these
prophet's, whose life is "not sweeter,
stronger, nobler, that they have been
endowed with speech divine? Our
conimon life is of clay, the poet breathes
into it the breath of life aid it become§
a living spirit.— Who can - estimate the
tall valne of the ministry of him who
has breathed the breath of life into the
innumerable hearts and homes where
Longfellow is a loved and honored in
mate. " . -
There are many persons who regard
Christianity as a new form or a new
philosophy, and one might 'read Long-
fellow's songs 'from beginning to end'
and not guess with what form ho wor
shiped or of what philosophy he is a
disciple. But if the Master knew aright
his own miniion He came that we
might havelife, and hive it more Ann=
dantly; and if Paid comprehended the
tenor of that life aright its fruits are
'love, joy, peace, longsnffering, gentle
'fess, goodness, faith, meekness, tem
perance.' This life pulsates ,throngh all
Longfeilow's Words; of these fruits the
orchard of his song is full indeed. Ido
not recall a single hymn of his which
has become a favorite voice of 'worship
in =Ann:lk but worship has gone
up from - thousands of hearts, lowlierand
holier for his singing, dote' not
swing the censer, but he tllla it with its
aromatic . incense Divine love for man
sl,r4 a Tear, in Advance.
had never found more beautiful expres
sion than in some portions of the 'New -
England Tragediesf submission never
sang a sweeter sons in the' night than:,
'Resignation;' devout love to God never
breathed,a more Christly, petition than
in Elsie's prayer; never morennaffeeted
reverence bowed its head than in ,
The Christianity of Longfellow is as
simple asihat of the New Testament,
and as catholic; his creed, his worship,
and his life are love. •
"My work is finished; I are strong •
In faith and hope and charity;
For I have written the things Iles.
The things that have been and shall be.
Concious of right, nor feaiing wrong; -
Because I am in love with Love,
And the sole thing I hate is Hite; r'r,
For Hate is death; and Lave is life,
A neace, a splendor from above; ", -
'And Hato a never ending strife,
A smoke; a blaelmeas from the abyss
Where unclean serpents coil and hiss !
Love is the Holy Ghost within;
Hato the unpardonable sin! •
Who preaches otherwise than this -
Betrays his master with a kiss."
The Abbot Joachim's creed might
well .be the poet J.,ongiellosea epitaph.
—Christian Union, , Jan. 1882.
A luMber dealer in Michigan has for
the pOt three years been supplying' a
dealer in Albany. For the first -year ;
everything went well, but•at length the'
Albany man. began to' complain. He
found shortage and culls in every car
load sent - him, and demanded discounts
there for, and this spring it was imporr
Bible to please► him. No matter how
carefully lumber and shingles' were
culled and billed, he was sure-to write
back that they were not up to the stan
dard. Some time ago a load of. 'star'
shingles were sent him. _ The 'star'
shingles beat anything made iu the
country, and they know it in• Albany
,as well as Michigan, but as soon as the
Car arrived the dealer replied that he
really must protest. 'The shinnies were
hardly 'clear butts,' and he could- not
unload the car until assured of a dis
count of twenty-five cents per thous
The Michigander had suffered long,
but the end was near. He had inspect
ed every bunch . of shingles on',.that
car, and he made up his paind.to go to
Albany and inspect them over again.
The dealer there hid never *vela him',
and he walked into his office as a would
be purchaser of some extra fine
'I have got exactly •what you want,'
promptly replied the Albanian. 'l've
got a car load of Michigan 'stars' out
here,, which lay over any shingle yol
over saw.' - _
'Are they all perfect ?'
r one of them.'
'No nulls in th center of the
'l'll eat every cul , you find. I got
them from a Mich' ander, who is as
straight as the Ten Commandments.
and' he has never yet 'sent rue a stick of
second class stuff. Come and see them.'
The Wolverine quietly pulled out his
busineis card and laid it on. the desk
The dealer took it up,' read the name
and eat down On a stool with a
feeling in his knees. - •
There was an awful silence us they
stared at each
. ether, and it was a full
minute before•the victim extended his
hand and hoarsely whispered:
'Din yon ever see a man make such
an infernal ass of himself ? - Shake!'
Air Aussssis 'TM:W.—Down in an
extremely rural district of Arkansas, an
old man was arrested for stealing a hog.
The proof was positive, and the court
was surprised when the plea of not
guilty wakcintroduced. The lawyer for
the defence, and a man well known for
WS trickery rather than his4bility,
seemed particularly desirous oi select
ing a jury that would not show- par
tiality' in decision.
The prosecuting attorney, a young
and inexperienced man, agreed to every
juryman selected bylthe defence, and
, the judge, although he might -have
thought though the defence stepped
over his bounds of judicial eon test',
said nothing. - • The arguments were
concluded, leaving in the minds of the
people no doubt as to the verdict, for
one of the witnesses, 'a man whose word
no one could doubt, swore that he law
the defendant when he stole the - animal.
The jury retired, and, 'after a few mo
menta, a verdict of not guilty was re
turned, in exact opposition - to - the
charge of 'the court.-.
When the court adjorned, the judge
approached the lawyer for the defence,
and remarked; 7
'Look herb, my friend, I never heard
of such a verdict. cannot, as an im
partial disseminator of justice, allow
such an outrage to be peipetrated on
this community. That minis as guilty
as Judas, but if you will tell me the
secret of the acquittal, I'll allow the
verdict to pass.'
'Yos„see, judge. some of the jury
men were rather old and some. rather
'Yes; but what does that signify?',
'lt signifies that 'I run in 3the old
=l.'s twelve sons on the jury.''
The 13kin of the hedgehog was! used
by theltomatts for hacking hemp. ' •
It is supposed that the rubber tree
grows wild in all tropical climates.
Londcl i n cream is said Lobe sometimes
thickened with calves'brains.
The natives. of India says that the
bays bird lights up her nest with fire
The flower of the dandelion lives two
two and . a-half days , •
The mackerel buries itself in mud
during the winter.
The pattern of the Dutch - Crying
dolls awls `originally from Japan. -
The tomato plant is avoided by cater
pillars, 'aphides, slugs and snails. - .
The Baltimore chief of police is en
forcing a law which forbids minors en
tering a theater unless accompanied by
their parents or guardians. The &fiat
ekes een to keep the galleries almost