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LIFE OF LONGFELLOW.
at Liverpool. he received a most cordial wel-1 dowed at as early & periods
come. A few days after he visited Carlisle, and I which, in the course of time
was the guest of Captain Ferguson, of Morton. college, known on the other
The Literary and Mechanics Institute in that as the Harvard University
city presented him with an address, to which,

of learning appears an am
in replying he said that ther could not think

edifice standing upon the hig how very grateful and pleasant it was to him to fronted by stately elms, and find his name had a place in their memories and

grounds adorned with trees.
their affections. when he had believed that, in

towers. This pleasant spot
coming to the land of his fathers, he would have interest in the eyes of visitor
found no trace of his family or name, even in I the antique mansion was the
the streets of towns, or on the outside of the the illustrious Washington,
houses of the living: but only in the graveyard, evacuation of Boston; and Lor
and on the doors of the dead. On the afternoon recalled the past in the reminis
of the same day the 13th of June. he visited by the sight of the old oak-pan
Eden Hall, the seat of the ancient border clan tuous study-
of the Musgraves, where is still preserved the
ancient goblet of the Luck of Edinburgh

Once, ah, once, within the
Mr. Longfellow visited Cambridge on the 16th

One whom memory oft recal
of June, and received from the ancient univer-

The Father of his Country, d sity in that town the degree of Doctor of Laws

And yonder meadows broad (LL.D.), amid much enthusiasm from a large

The fires of the besieging cam and distinguished auditory.It is pleasant that

Encircled with a burning belt a leading poet of the United States shonld have

Up and down these echoing st been this honoured by a university generally

Heavy with the weight of care as sparing of its favours as Cambridge: but it is

Sounded his majestic tread; especially noteworthy that this mark of esteem

Yes, within this very room towards Longfellow shonld have been considered

Sat he in those hours of gloom, as a partial return for the kindness of America

Weary both in heart and head.
towards Mr. Charles Dickens.

The following interesting accor
On the afternoon of Saturday, she 4th of July, fellow's residence
Longfellow had the honour of an interview with source:

is from a
the Queen at Windsor Castle: and during his It is certainly a grand old estate, t
stay in London he had a grand dinner given to l of Longfellow's; almost too grand
him at the Langham Hotel Portland-place, by harmonize with one's romantic not
the distinguished artist, Mr. Bierstadt. The the abode of rhyme-compelling ge
entertainment was brilliant in the extreme, and be. It is such a house as the unti
thoroughly international in character, the at-
tendance comprising some of the most celebrated

aristocracy of America are wont to

very ancient for the new world, buil
men on both sides of the Atlantic. Amongst substantial massiveness and unpreter
them was the great statesman, Mr. Gladstone, ness which symbolize the characterist
Who arter dinner, in very appropriate remarks, revolutionary generations. A simple,
called on the company to drink heartily to the wall, settled a little by time, sepa.
health, happiness, and fame of their guest. square lawn from the street; half v
few things occurred at this dinner which ought high, plain, wooden gateway. Look
not to be passed over in silence, on account of ease over the wall, the passer-by ma
their novelty. A likeness of the poet was ate at leisure the residence of the poet and
tached to the bill of fare placed before the com-roundings. On either side of the walk
pany, and to that especially prepared for Long gate to the house is a pretty simple lav
Fellow himself, a small oil picture, painted by fully kept, unvaried by trees. In the ce
Mr. Bierstadt, was attached, the subject being fountain which, however, is covered wi
the Departure of Hiawatha," as described in whether by neglect or through the fanc
the concluding lines of the poem.

proprietor, we know not, A small terra
Just before Longfellow's departure to the rounds the house, which is a few feet ab
south of Europe, he spent some days in the Isle lawn; steps conduct one up to the huge, s
of Wight, at the residence of a congenial spirit ornamented door. On either side, and
England's greatest living poet, Tennyson.

back of the house, are some large, har
The criticisms upon the works of Longfellow elms, beyond them a neat but plain 9
e almost universal, and would fill more pages Around the edge of the walls which se
han this volume contains. We must therefore this estate from neighbouring ones, are
moly content ourselves with a short tribute to of tall lilac bushes and other shrubs

praise by George Gilfillan, who speaks of his the side of the house towards the univ
ms as being inspirited with poetie life, de is a cool porch, roofed, supplied with be
ated with chaste image, and shadowed with

and chairs, and looking out upon a gra
sive sentiment, like the hand of manhood

clump of elms. This porch is one of the a gently on the billowy head of childhood."

vourite haunts of the poet, very often he same writer has said, glancing critically at

be seen there towards evening. bare-hes he poems of Longfellow, that his genius is

walking or conversing with his children. atlally lyric; that he has neither the

house itself is of wood, high, with slightly si ity of the epic power nor the subtlety of ing roof Old

ing roof, old-fashioned windows fancifully d ramatic genius, and that he swiftly and

rated at the top with an old look which is cha
responds to the "passing impulses that ing to the lover of antiquities, and by its hom

ness without, seems to invite to cozy cheer
ness, to roaring tires, to genial welcome with

It has long ago been painted yellow; the pai
JE RESIDENCE OF LONGFELLOW.

at frequent intervals, has disappeared: still t

house looks venerable, not at all slovenly. to render our sketch of the American

If | did not possess, in its present occupant, a livi more interesting, we give an illustra

and most interesting attraction, it would st ongfellow's house. It is situated in an

have a charm to all, as a specimen of the mar ican town, which the original settlers

sions of the provincial aristocracy, when Masse have intended as the capital of Mas

Wonified with the chusetts was still a province and to Americans a school. erected and en-I because it has a history connected with the

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cvents of the revolution. The spacious old, thoughts to "rules" and " orders of the day;" rooms now occupied by the poet were once, at a gruff Samuel Adams, a Puritan Mirabeau, putmemorable time, the abode of America's most ting his finger exactly on the pith of the trouble; illustrious son. The writer of lyrics has taken rewards for the capture of those two had just the place of the actor of epics. When, in the been proclaimed over in Boston. In these quiet early days of the war of independence, Wash | rooms, given up now these many years to the ington was elected by Congress to the command Muse, whence come out ever and anon graceof the colonial army, English troops had posses fullest gems of the rhythmic art, a plan of camsion of Boston. The siege was formed by con-paign was drawn up, experienced ex-royal Lieucentrating the patriot troops in the neighbour tenant Washington supervising, ex-merchants, ing towns. Washington went to New England doctors, farmers, advising,--all agreeing, too, and to direct their movements in person, and fixed at last succeeding; unity, a rare thing in revo. his head-qarters in convenient Cambridge-in lutionary councils, ever prevailing, Washington this same venerable mansion where Longfellow did not stir from this Longfellow's house til he now lives. Thence he sent out his orders, could go in trinmph. It is no wonder, then, that general and special; here convened, in anxious Americans visit this old place with mingled feel. deliberation, the little knot of patriot officers, ings-that they find here a reminiscence as well unskilled in war, collected from farm-houses as an attractive presence; and while gazing at and laboratories, to drill by manual and learn the home of the first of native poets, revert to the art of sieges. Within this door passed the that troublous time when there was for America wealthy merchant, Hancock, who had turned liis but the grim poetry of war.

Jutionary councing; unity, a magreeing, too

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