Happy Birthday, Henry!

Eminent 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on February 27, 1807 in Portland, Maine. In the late 1830′s, Longfellow began publishing poetry and found great success immediately with poems such as the Wreck of the Hesperus and the Village Blacksmith. Learn more about this literary icon on our page of Longfellow links.

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