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the 560 POEMS of Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW (1807-1882)

Journal by ngairedith

HENRY WADSORTH LONGFELLOW (1807-1882)
was one of 3 sons & 4 daughters of US Congressman
Stephen LONGFELLOW (1775-1949) & Zilpha WADSWORTH (1778-1851)
- Zilpha was 1 of 10 children of Peleg Wadsworth, a U.S. Congressman. Revolutionary War officer, serving in various capacities including aide to General Artemas Ward and later as brigadier general of militia, who gained fame for escaping British capture and helping liberate the city of Bagaduce (now named Castine), Maine from British control.

Henry's siblings were:
* brother Stephen Longfellow (1805-1850) died of alcholism age 45
* sister Elizabeth Longfellow born 1808
* sister Anne Longfellow born 1810
* sister May Longfellow born 1816
* sister Ellen Longfellow born 1818
* brother Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892) was a Unitarian minister

From the site Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW

* his BIOGRAPHY
... Longfellow was a devoted husband and father with a keen feeling for the pleasures of home. But his marriages ended in sadness and tragedy the first to Mary Storer POTTER (1812-1835), of Portland, who died in 1835; the second to Frances Elizabeth 'Fanny' APPLETON (1817-1861) the great love of his life and the mother of his six children who died of burns from a terrible accident in 1861 (in a fire at their home, while melting wax to seal envelopes containing cuttings of her children's hair. The wax caught her dress on fire; Henry tried to save her by smothering the flames with a rug, only to receive burns on his hands and face (this is why he wore a beard the rest of his life).
A deep nostalgia for his life with Fanny colored the rest of Longfellow's life. Longfellow published his first poem at age thirteen in the Portland Evening Gazette a precocious sign of an astounding literary career as editor, anthologist, translator, playwright, novelist, and, above all, poet. His many published works sold in phenomenal numbers and multiple editions ... (more)

the children of Henry & Fanny were:
1844 - 1893 Charles Appleton Longfellow
1845 - 1921 Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow
1847 - 1848 Fanny Longfellow
1850 - 1928 Alice Mary Longfellow
1853 - 1915 Edith Wadsworth Longfellow
1855 - 1934 Annie Allegra Longfellow

A very indepth & interesting look at his life at
Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW, includes the Courtship of his beloved wife Frances Appleton

* his QUOTATIONS - 82 of them, including:
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done"

leave a flower at his virtual cemetery Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- (also has links to his wives & children)

** see also bobbylee's journal Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

* his 560 POEMS
This is a list of his poems which can be seen in full on the above site
1 A Ballad Of The French Fleet
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
2 A Day Of Sunshine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second)
3 A Dutch Picture. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
4 A Gleam of Sunshine
5 A Nameless Grave
6 A Psalm of Life
7 A Shadow
8 A Song Of Savoy
9 A Summer Day By The Sea
10 A Wraith In The Mist. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
11 Aftermath
12 Afternoon in February
13 Agassiz
14 Allah. (From The German Of Mahlmann)
15 Amalfi. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)
16 An April Day
17 Annie Of Tharaw. (From The Low German Of Simon Dach)
18 Arrow and the Song, The
19 Arsenal at Springfield, The
20 Autumn
21 Autumn Within
22 Autumnal Nightfall
23 Barges. (From The French Of Lefranc De Pompignan)
24 Beatrice. (From Dante. Purgatorio, XXX., XXXI.)
25 Beleaguered City, The
26 Belfry of Bruges, The
27 Belisarius
28 Beowulf's Expedition To Heort
29 Beware! (From The German)
30 Birds Of Passage
31 Blessed Are The Dead. (From The German)
32 Blessing The Cornfields
33 Blind Bartimeus
34 Boston
35 Bridge, The
36 Burial of the Minnisink
37 By The Fireside : Gaspar Becerra
38 By The Fireside : King Witlaf's Drinking-horn
39 By The Fireside : Resignation
- written in honour of his daughter Fanny (1847-1848)
40 By The Fireside : Sand Of The Desert In An Hour-Glass
41 By The Fireside : Tegner's Death (Tegner's Drapa)
42 By The Fireside : The Builders
43 By The Fireside : The Open Window
44 By The Fireside : The Singers
45 By The Seaside : Sir Humphrey Gilbert
46 By The Seaside : The Building Of The Ship
47 By The Seaside : The Evening Star
48 By The Seaside : The Fire Of Driftwood
49 By The Seaside : The Lighthouse
50 By The Seaside : The Secret Of The Sea
51 By The Seaside : Twilight
52 Cadenabbia. Lake Of Como.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)
53 Cantos From Dante's Paradiso
54 Canzone
55 Carillon
56 Castles In Spain. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
57 Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
58 Changed
59 Changed. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)
60 Charles Sumner. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)
61 Chaucer
62 Childhood. (From The Danish)
63 Children
64 Children's Hour, The
65 Christmas Bells
66 Columbus. (A Translation From Schiller)
67 Consolation. (To M. Duperrier,
- Gentleman Of Aix In Provence, On The Death Of His Daughter)
68 Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)
69 Courtship of Miles Standish, The
70 Curfew
71 Dante
72 Dante. (Sonnet VII.)
73 Day is Done, The
74 Daybreak. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
75 Daylight and Moonlight
76 Death Of Archbishop Turpin. (From The French)
77 Death Of Kwasind, The
78 Delia. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
79 Dirge Over A Nameless Grave
80 Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. - (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
81 Divina Commedia
82 Drinking Song
83 Earlier Poems : An April Day
84 Earlier Poems : Autumn
85 Earlier Poems : Burial Of The Minnisink
86 Earlier Poems : Hymn Of The Moravian Nuns Of Bethlehem
87 Earlier Poems : Sunrise On The Hills
88 Earlier Poems : The Spirit Of Poetry
89 Earlier Poems : Woods In Winter
90 Elliot's Oak
91 Enceladus. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second)
92 Endymion
93 Epimetheus, or the Poet's Afterthought.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
94 Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
95 Evangeline: Part The First. I.
96 Evangeline: Part The First. II.
97 Evangeline: Part The First. III.
98 Evangeline: Part The First. IV.
99 Evangeline: Part The First. V.
100 Evangeline: Part The Second. I.
101 Evangeline: Part The Second. II.
102 Evangeline: Part The Second. III.
103 Evangeline: Part The Second. IV.
104 Evangeline: Part The Second. V.
105 Evangeline: Preface
106 Evening Star, The
107 Excelsior
108 Famine, The
109 Fata Morgana
110 Fire. (Sonnet II.)
111 Flower-De-Luce: Christmas Bells
112 Flower-De-Luce: Divina Commedia
113 Flower-De-Luce: Giotto's Tower
114 Flower-De-Luce: Hawthorne
115 Flower-De-Luce: Killed At The Ford
116 Flower-De-Luce: Palingenesis
117 Flower-De-Luce: The Bells Of Lynn. Heard At Nahant
118 Flower-De-Luce: The Bridge Of Cloud
119 Flower-De-Luce: The Wind Over The Chimney
120 Flower-De-Luce: To-Morrow
121 Flowers
122 Flowers-De-Luce: Nol
123 Footsteps of Angels
124 Forsaken. (From The German)
125 Four Winds, The
126 Friar Lubin. (From The French)
127 Frithiof's Homestead. (From The Swedish)
128 Frithiof's Temptation. (From The Swedish)
129 From Evangeline
130 From The Building of the Ship
131 From The Song of Hiawatha
132 From The Spanish Cancioneros
133 Garfield
134 Ghosts, The
135 Goblet of Life, The
136 God's-Acre
136 God's-Acre
138 Good Part, That Shall Not Be Taken Away, The
139 Haroun Al Raschid
140 Haunted Houses. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
141 Helen of Tyre
142 Hermes Trismegistus
143 Hiawatha And Mudjekeewis
144 Hiawatha And The Pearl-Feather
145 Hiawatha's Childhood
146 Hiawatha's Departure
147 Hiawatha's Fasting
148 Hiawatha's Fishing
149 Hiawatha's Friends
150 Hiawatha's Lamentation
151 Hiawatha's Sailing
152 Hiawatha's Wedding-Feast
153 Hiawatha's Wooing
154 Holidays
155 Hunting Of Pau-Puk Keewis, The
156 Hymn For My Brother's Ordination
157 Hymn of the Moravian Nuns of Bethlehem
- at the Consecration of Pulaski's Banner
158 Hymn to the Night
159 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
160 Il Ponte Vecchio Di Firenze
161 In The Churchyard At Cambridge.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
162 In The Churchyard At Tarrytown
163 In The Habour: Victor And Vanquished
164 In The Harbour: A Fragment
165 In The Harbour: A Quiet Life. (From The French)
166 In The Harbour: At La Chaudeau.
- (From The French Of Charles Coran)
167 In The Harbour: Auf Wiedersehen
168 In The Harbour: Autumn Within
169 In The Harbour: Becalmed
170 In The Harbour: Chimes
171 In The Harbour: Decoration Day
172 In The Harbour: Elegiac Verse
173 In The Harbour: Four By The Clock
174 In The Harbour: From The French
175 In The Harbour: Loss And Gain
176 In The Harbour: Memories
177 In The Harbour: Moonlight
178 In The Harbour: Possibilities
179 In The Harbour: Prelude
180 In The Harbour: Sundown
181 In The Harbour: The Children's Crusade
182 In The Harbour: The City And The Sea
183 In The Harbour: The Four Lakes Of Madison
184 In The Harbour: The Poet's Calendar
185 In The Harbour: The Wine Of Juranon.
- (From The French Of Charles Coran)
186 In The Harbour: To The Avon
187 Inscription On The Shanklin Fountain
188 Introduction To The Song Of Hiawatha
189 It is not Always May
190 Italian Scenery
191 Jeckoyva
192 Jugurtha
193 Keats
194 Kramos
195 King Christian, A National Song Of Denmark.
- (From The Danish Of Johannes Evald)
196 King Trisanku
197 Ladder of St. Augustine, The
198 L'Envoi
199 Light of Stars, The
200 Loss And Gain
201 Mad River, In The White Mountains
202 Maidenhood
203 Memories
204 Mezzo Cammin
205 Midnight Mass for the Dying Year
206 Milton
207 Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)
208 Moods
209 Moonlight
210 Morituri Salutamus: Poem for the Fiftieth Anniversary
- of the Class of 1825 in Bowdoin College
211 Mr. Finney's Turnip
212 Musings
213 My Books
214 My Lost Youth
215 My Secret. (From The French Of Felix Arvers)
216 Nature
217 Norman Baron, The
218 Nuremberg
219 O Ship of State
220 Occultation of Orion, The
221 Old Age. (Sonnet IV.)
222 Old Clock on the Stairs, The
223 Old St David's at Radnor
224 Oliver Basselin. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
225 On The Terrace Of The Aigalades. (From The French Of Mry)
226 Ovid In Exile, At Tomis, In Bessarabia,
- Near The Mouths Of The Danube
227 Parker Cleveland. Written On Revisiting Brunswick
- In The Summer of 1875
228 Paul Revere's Ride (The Landlord's Tale)
229 Pau-Puk-Keewis
230 Peace-Pipe, The
231 Picture-Writing
232 Poetic Aphorisms.
- (From The Sinngedichte Of Friedrich Von Logau)
233 Prometheus, Or, The Poet's Forethought.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
234 Quadroon Girl, The
235 Rain in Summer
236 Rainy Day, The
237 Reaper and the Flowers, The
238 Remorse. (From August Von Platen)
239 Renouveau. (From The French)
240 Republic, The
261 Song
262 Song Of The Bell. (From The German)
263 Song Of The Silent Land. (From The German Of Salis)
264 Song. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
265 Song. (From The Portuguese)
266 Song. (From The Spanish)
267 Songo River. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)
268 Sonnet. On Mrs. Kemble's Readings From Shakespeare
269 Sound Of The Sea, The
270 Spirit of Poetry, The
271 Spring.
- (From The French Of Charles D'Orleans. XV. Century)
272 St. John's, Cambridge
272 St. John's, Cambridge
272 St. John's, Cambridge
275 Sundown
276 Sunrise on the Hills
277 Suspiria
278 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Finale
279 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Interlude I.
280 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Interlude II.
281 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Interlude III.
282 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Interlude IV.
283 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Interlude V.
284 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Interlude VI.
285 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Prelude; The Wayside Inn
286 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1.
- The Landlord's Tale; Paul Revere's Ride
287 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf I. The Challenge Of Thor
288 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf II. -- The King's Return
289 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf III. -- Thora Of Rimol
290 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf IV. -- Queen Sigrid The Haughty
291 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf IX. -- Thangbrand The Priest
292 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf V. -- The Skerry Of Shrieks
293 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf VIII. -- Gudrun
294 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf X. -- Raud The Strong
295 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XI. -- Bishop Sigurd At Salten Fiord
296 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XII. -- King Olaf's Christmas
297 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of The Long Serpent
298 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
-The Saga of King Olaf XIV. -- The Crew Of The Long Serpent
299 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XIX. -- King Olaf's War-Horns
300 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XV. -- A Little Bird In The Air
301 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XVI. -- Queen Thuri And The Angelica Stalks
302 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XVII. -- King Svend Of The Forked Beard
303 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XVIII. -- King Olaf And Earl Sigvald
304 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XX. -- Einar Tamberskelver
305 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf XXII. -- The Nun Of Nidaros
306 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Poet's Tale;
- The Birds of Killingworth
307 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Sicilian's Tale;
- King Robert of Sicily
308 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Spanish Jew's Tale;
- The Legend of Rabbi Ben Levi
309 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Student's Tale;
- The Falcon of Ser Federigo
310 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Theologian's Tale;
- Torquemada
310 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Theologian's Tale;
- Torquemada
312 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. Finale
313 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. Interlude I.
314 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. Interlude II.
315 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. Interlude III.
316 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. Interlude IV.
317 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. Interlude V.
318 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. Interlude VI.
319 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. Prelude
320 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale;
- The Ballad of Carmilhan - I.
321 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale;
- The Ballad of Carmilhan - II.
322 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale;
- The Ballad of Carmilhan - III.
323 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale;
- The Ballad of Carmilhan - IV.
324 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Poet's Tale; Lady Wentworth
325 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Sicilian's Tale;
- The Bell of Atri
326 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Spanish Jew's Tale;
- Kambalu
327 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Student's Second Tale;
- The Baron of St. Castine
328 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Student's Tale;
- The Cobbler of Hagenau
329 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Finale
330 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Interlude I.
331 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Interlude II.
332 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Interlude III.
333 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Interlude IV.
334 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Interlude V.
335 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Interlude VI.
336 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Interlude VII.
337 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Prelude
338 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Landlord's Tale;
- The Rhyme of Sir Christopher
339 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Musician's Tale;
- The Mother's Ghost
340 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Poet's Tale; Charlemagne
341 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Sicilian's Tale;
- The Monk of Casal-Maggiore
342 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Spanish Jew's Second Tale;
- Scanderbeg
343 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Spanish Jew's Tale;
- Azrael
344 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Student's Tale; Emma and Eginhard
345 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Theologian's Tale;
- Elizabeth
346 Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part. 1. The Musician's Tale;
- The Saga of King Olaf VI. -- The Wraith Of Odin
347 Tales Of A Wayside Inn :
- The Theologian's Tale; The Legend Beautiful
348 Tegner's Drapa
349 Thangbrand the Priest
350 Thanksgiving
351 The Angel And The Child.
- (From Jean Reboul, The Baker Of Nismes)
352 The Angler's Song
353 The Arrow and the Song
354 The Arsenal at Springfield
355 The Artist. (Sonnet I.)
356 The Belfrey of Bruges
357 The Bells Of San Blas
358 The Bird And The Ship. (From The German Of Mller)
359 The Black Knight. (From The German Of Uhland)
360 The Blind Girl Of Castel-Cuille.
- (From The Gascon of Jasmin)
361 The Boy And The Brook. (Armenian Popular Song,
- From The Prose Version Of Alishan)
362 The Bridge
363 The Broken Oar
364 The Brook And The Wave.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)
365 The Brook. (From The Spanish)
366 The Building of the Ship
367 The Burial Of The Poet
368 The Castle By The Sea. (From The German Of Uhland)
369 The Castle-Builder. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)
370 The Celestial Pilot. (From Dante. Purgatorio, II.)
371 The Challenge of Thor
372 The Challenge. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)
373 The Chamber Over The Gate
374 The Child Asleep. (From The French)
375 The Children Of The Lord's Supper.
- (From The Swedish Of Bishop Tegner)
376 The Children's Hour
377 The Courtship of Miles Standish
378 The Cross of Snow written 18 years later to commemorate the death of Fanny
379 The Cumberland
380 The Day is Done
381 The Dead. (From The German Of Stockmann)
382 The Death Of Kwasind
383 The Demoniac of Gadara
384 The Descent Of The Muses
385 The Dwarves
386 The Elected Knight. From The Danish.
387 The Emperor's Bird's-Nest.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
388 The Emperor's Glove. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
389 The Evening Star
390 The Famine
391 The Fiftieth Birthday Of Agassiz.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
392 The Fire of Drift-wood
393 The Four Princesses At Wilna. A Photograph
394 The Four Winds
395 The Fugitive.
- (Tartar Song, From The Prose Version Of Chodzko)
396 The Galaxy
397 The Ghosts
398 The Goblet Of Life
399 The Golden Legend: II. A Farm In The Odenwald
400 The Golden Legend: III. A Street In Strasburg
401 The Golden Legend: IV. The Road To Hirschau
402 The Golden Legend: Prologue & 1.
403 The Golden Legend: V. A Covered Bridge At Lucerne
404 The Golden Legend: VI. The School Of Salerno
405 The Golden Mile-Stone.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
406 The Good Part That Shall Not Be Taken Away
407 The Good Shepherd (From The Spanish Of Lope De Vega)
408 The Grave. From The Anglo-Saxon
409 The Hanging Of The Crane
410 The Happiest Land. (From The German)
410 The Happiest Land. (From The German)
412 The Harvest Moon
413 The Haunted Chamber. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)
414 The Hemlock Tree. (From The German)
415 The Herons Of Elmwood.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
416 The Hunting Of Pau-Puk Keewis
417 The Image Of God (From The Spanish Of Francisco De Aldana)
418 The Indian Hunter
419 The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
420 The Ladder Of St. Augustine.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
421 The Leap Of Roushan Beg. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
422 The Legend Of The Crossbill.
- (From The German Of Julius Mosen)
423 The Luck of Edenhall. From The German Of Uhland
424 The Lunatic Girl
425 The Masque Of Pandora
426 The Meeting
427 The Native Land. (From The Spanish Of Francisco De Aldana)
428 The Nature Of Love. (From The Italian)
429 The Norman Baron
430 The Occultation of Orion
431 The Old Bridge At Florence
432 The Old Clock on the Stairs
432 The Old Clock on the Stairs
434 The Peace-Pipe
435 The Phantom Ship. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
436 The Poets
436 The Poets
438 The Poet's Calendar
439 The Psalm Of Life
440 The Quadroon Girl
441 The Rainy Day
442 The Reaper And The Flowers
443 The Republic
444 The Revenge of Rain-in-the-Face
445 The Ropewalk. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
446 The Sea Diver
447 The Sea Hath Its Pearls.
- (From The German Of Heinrich Heine)
448 The Seaside And The Fireside : Dedication
449 The Sermon Of St. Francis.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)
450 The Siege Of Kazan.
- (Tartar Song, From The Prose Version Of Chodzko)
451 The Skeleton in Armor
452 The Slave In The Dismal Swamp
453 The Slave Singing At Midnight
454 The Slave's Dream
455 The Son Of The Evening Star
456 The Song Of Hiawatha I: The Peace-Pipe
457 The Song Of Hiawatha II: The Four Winds
458 The Song Of Hiawatha IV: Hiawatha And Mudjekeewis
459 The Song Of Hiawatha IX: Hiawatha And The Pearl-Feather
460 The Song Of Hiawatha V: Hiawatha's Fasting
461 The Song Of Hiawatha VI: Hiawatha's Friends
462 The Song Of Hiawatha VII: Hiawatha's Sailing
463 The Song Of Hiawatha VIII: Hiawatha's Fishing
464 The Song of Hiawatha X: Hiawatha's Wooing
465 The Song Of Hiawatha XI: Hiawatha's Wedding-Feast
466 The Song Of Hiawatha XII: The Son Of The Evening Star
467 The Song Of Hiawatha XIII: Blessing The Cornfields
468 The Song Of Hiawatha XIV: Picture-Writing
469 The Song Of Hiawatha XIX: The Ghosts
470 The Song Of Hiawatha XV: Hiawatha's Lamentation
471 The Song Of Hiawatha XVI: Pau-Puk-Keewis
472 The Song Of Hiawatha XVII: The Hunting Of Pau-Puk Keewis
473 The Song Of Hiawatha XVIII: The Death Of Kwasind
474 The Song Of Hiawatha XX: The Famine
475 The Song Of Hiawatha XXI: The White Man's Foot
476 The Song Of Hiawatha XXII: Hiawatha's Departure
477 The Song Of Hiawatha: Introduction And Vocabulary
478 The Song of Hiawatha: X
479 The Soul's Complaint Against The Body.
- (From The Anglo-Saxon)
480 The Sound of the Sea
481 The Statue Over The Cathedral Door.
- (From The German Of Julius Mosen)
482 The Terrestrial Paradise.
- (From Dante. Purgatorio, XXVIII.)
483 The Three Kings
484 The Three Silences Of Molinos
485 The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls
486 The Two Angels. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
487 The Two Locks Of Hair. From The German Of Pfeizer
488 The Two Rivers
489 The Venetian Gondolier
490 The Village Blacksmith
491 The Warden of the Cinque Ports
492 The Warden Of The Cinque Ports.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
493 The Wave. (From The German Of Tiedge)
494 The White Man's Foot
495 The White Tzar
496 The Witnesses
497 The Wreck of the Hesperus
498 There Was a Little Girl
499 Three Friends Of Mine
500 Tide Rises, the Tide Falls, The
501 To a Child
502 To an Old Danish Song-Book
503 To Cardinal Richelieu. (From Malherbe)
504 To Italy. (From Filicaja)
505 To My Brooklet. (From The French Of Ducis)
506 To The Driving Cloud
506 To the Driving Cloud
508 To the River Charles
509 To The River Rhone
510 To The River Yvette. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)
511 To The Stork. (Armenian Popular Song,
- From The Prose Version Of Alishan)
512 To Vittoria Colonna. (Sonnet V.)
513 To Vittoria Colonna. (Sonnet VI.)
514 To William E. Channing
515 To-Morrow (From The Spanish Of Lope De Vega)
516 Travels By The Fireside.
- (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)
517 Two Sonnets From The Spanish Of Francisco De Medrano
518 Ultima Thule: Bayard Taylor
519 Ultima Thule: Dedication to G. W. G.
520 Ultima Thule: Elegiac
521 Ultima Thule: From My Arm-Chair
522 Ultima Thule: Jugurtha
523 Ultima Thule: My Cathedral
524 Ultima Thule: Night
525 Ultima Thule: Old St. David's At Radnor
526 Ultima Thule: Robert Burns
527 Ultima Thule: The Iron Pen
528 Ultima Thule: The Poet And His Songs
529 Ultima Thule: The Sifting Of Peter
530 Ultima Thule: The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls
531 Ultima Thule: The Windmill
532 Venice
533 Victor Galbraith. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)
534 Village Blacksmith, The
535 Virgil's First Eclogue
536 Vittoria Colonna
537 Voices Of the Night
538 Voices Of The Night : A Psalm Of Life
539 Voices Of The Night : Flowers
540 Voices Of The Night : Footsteps of Angels
541 Voices Of The Night : Hymn To The Night
542 Voices Of The Night : L'Envoi
543 Voices Of The Night : Midnight Mass For The Dying Year
544 Voices Of The Night : Prelude
545 Voices Of The Night : The Beleaguered City
546 Voices Of The Night : The Light Of Stars
547 Voices Of The Night : The Reaper And The Flowers
548 Vox Populi. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)
549 Walter Von Der Vogel Weid
550 Wanderer's Night Songs. (From Goethe)
551 Wapentake
552 Warning, The
553 Weariness. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second)
554 White Man's Foot, The
555 Whither? (From The German Of Mller)
556 Witnesses, The
557 Woods in Winter
558 Woodstock Park
559 Wreck of the Hesperus, The
560 Youth And Age. (Sonnet III.)

POEM 79
Dirge Over a Nameless Grave

By yon still river, where the wave
Is winding slow at evening's close,
The beech, upon a nameless grave,
Its sadly-moving shadow throws.

O'er the fair woods the sun looks down
Upon the many-twinkling leaves,
And twilight's mellow shades are brown,
Where darkly the green turf upheaves.

The river glides in silence there,
And hardly waves the sapling tree:
Sweet flowers are springing, and the air
Is full of balm, - but where is she!

They bade her wed a son of pride,
And leave the hope she cherished long:
She loved but one, - and would not hide
A love which knew no wrong.

And months went sadly on, - and years:-
And she was wasting day by day:
At length she died, - and many tears
Were shed, that she should pass away.

Then came a gray old man, and knelt
With bitter weeping by her tomb:-
And others mourned for him, who felt
That he had sealed a daughter's doom.

The funeral train has long past on,
And time wiped dry the father's tear!
Farewell - lost maiden! - there is one
That mourns thee yet - and he is here.

PHOTO
William Wadsworth Longfellow

Surnames: APPLETON POTTER WADSWORTH
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by ngairedith on 2011-05-14 09:23:15

by 1bobbylee on 2011-05-13 10:08:05
Fantastic ngairedith! So informative. Thank you.

by ngairedith on 2011-05-14 09:25:56

I have had to rewrite the above journals (and subsequently the 2 comments) because of a major error. So this comment was actually ritten by janilye and the above by bobbylee

by janilye on 2011-05-14 09:03:22
Henry Lawson wrote a poem about my great uncle Wattie and he features in some of Lawson's stories. Probably because Wattie owned pubs and gave Lawson free beer. Watson Braithwaite, Lawson called him Wattie Bothways, we've never really wanted to investigate the reason for that.

by ngairedith on 2011-05-14 09:31:02

From Henry Lawson and the Salvation Army

... In 1893 Lawson wrote a short story entitled
* 'When the Army prays for Watty'.
According to William Wood, Watson Braithwaite is the 'Watty' referred to by Lawson. By this time William Wood and Mary Gilmore had already left to join the Australian utopian community in Paraguay. Watty joined them later. Watson was at that time the licensee of the Carrier Arms hotel in Bourke in 1892/3. From his vantage point perched on a seat in the Carrier Arms hotel, Lawson appears to have enjoyed the unfolding tensions between the licensee Watson and the Salvation Army band which played in the street outside. While the Army band lectured against the evils of the drink and the need for those at the bar to have their souls saved especially the licensee Watty is reported to have looked on with smiling indifference from the hotel verandah.


* WHEN THE 'ARMY' PRAYS FOR WATTY

When the kindly hours of darkness, save for light of moon and star,
Hide the picture on the signboard over Doughty's Horse Bazaar;
When the last rose-tint is fading on the distant mulga scrub,
Then the Army prays for Watty at the entrance of his pub.

Now, I often sit at Watty's when the night is very near,
With a head that's full of jingles and the fumes of bottled beer,
For I always have a fancy that, if I am over there
When the Army prays for Watty, I'm included in the prayer.

Watty lounges in his arm-chair, in its old accustomed place,
With a fatherly expression on his round and passive face;
And his arms are clasped before him in a calm, contented way,
And he nods his head and dozes when he hears the Army pray.

And I wonder does he ponder on the distant years and dim,
Or his chances over yonder, when the Army prays for him?
Has he not a fear connected with the warm place down below,
Where, according to good Christians, all the publicans should go?

But his features give no token of a feeling in his breast,
Save of peace that is unbroken and a conscience well at rest;
And we guzzle as we guzzled long before the Army came,
And the loafers wait for `shouters' and -- they get there just the same.

It would take a lot of praying -- lots of thumping on the drum --
To prepare our sinful, straying, erring souls for Kingdom Come;
But I love my fellow-sinners, and I hope, upon the whole,
That the Army gets a hearing when it prays for Watty's soul.

by 1bobbylee on 2011-05-14 12:09:16

I really enjoyed this poem. Delightful. What an amazing poetic talent Mr. Henry Lawson has! Janilye, your great uncle, Wattie sounds like a person I'd have liked to met. Just hang around him for awhile. You can tell Mr Lawson in his poem liked Wattie. Humorous and meaningful.

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