Men of Letiers Series 111, 2700
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow the greatest of American poets, will born at Portland, Maine, United States on February 27th, 1807. His parents being well to do, he received a liberal education and graduated form Bowdoin in Brunswick, Maine, at the age of eighteen. In 1836 he became professor of modern languages and literature in Harvard College. Among his varied and beautiful works mention must in made of voices of the Night," "Evangeline," "Hiawatha and his "Ballds," which include "The Wreck of the Hesperus" and "The Village Blacksmith." He died at Cambridge, Massachusetts. March 24th 1882."