8 Facts About Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1. On December 1, 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow sat down to a quiet dinner with his children in his home near Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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2. In 1909, a statue of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was unveiled in Washington, DC, sculpted by William Couper.

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3. On June 14, 1853, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow held a farewell dinner party at his Cambridge home for his friend Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was preparing to move overseas.

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4. On May 10, 1843, after seven years, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow received a letter from Fanny Appleton agreeing to marry him.

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5. In late 1839, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published Hyperion, inspired by his trips abroad and his unsuccessful courtship of Fanny Appleton.

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6. Whatever the catalyst, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow began his tour of Europe in May 1826 aboard the ship Cadmus.

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7. In his senior year, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote to his father about his aspirations:.

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8. In the fall of 1822, the 15-year-old Henry Wadsworth Longfellow enrolled at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, along with his brother Stephen.

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