Friday, February 27, 2009
February 27: Poet Apostle of Good Cheer (Vol. 42, pp. 1264-1280)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on this day in 1807. Judging from how many of Longfellow's poems are included in this collection, it's easy to see how much he was loved by the 19th century tastemakers. His work is still a staple of poetry courses today, but he certainly pales when compared to the American poetry written after him.