Final Memorials of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Final Memorials of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Final Memorials of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Final Memorials of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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THE Life of Mr. Longfellow by the present Editor is complete in itself; but the story of the last fifteen years was not given in it with the same fulness of detail as the earlier portions, through fear of unduly increasing the size of the work. As it was, it is very large. Nevertheless some readers have expressed a desire for more; and to meet their wish -- and for the reading only of such as they -- the Editor has, with some reluctance, consented to prepare the present volume. It contains the Journals and Correspondence of the years mentioned above, with many letters of an earlier date for which room was not found in the Life, besides some which have but lately come into the Editor's hands. He has been very glad of the permission to include the tributes and reminiscences by various hands, which present many traits and incidents of Mr. Longfellow's character and life, and show something of what he was by the impression which he left upon those who came into his company. To all whose work he has thus used to add interest to his book, the Editor . . .

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