Friday, September 24, 2010

Favorite Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Standing at the very town of Concord, Massachusetts I read the poem by Longfellow of The MIdnight Ride of Paul Revere.  I had taken the book to photograph it in Concord and then onto Lexington Green.

I couldn't help but notice how the words jumped off the page. I love American History and living here just has to be shared.

I photographed the book late one afternoon at a bridge in Concord, and then caught the last of the afternoon light in Lexington Green. 
This is the very place that Longfellow wrote about in his moving poem.

This poem along with a host of others is inside this lovely old volume. My American History teacher would have loved this book. 

Favorite Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, published in 1947 by Doubleday. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson First.

A Beautiful book with a lovely green hardcover. 395 Pages With Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.

Illustrated with full page color and black and white plates by Edward A. Wilson The illustrations are lovely.

The introduction by Henry Seidel Cany to this version of Longfellow's poems described this collection " a collection of the finest work of one of America's outstanding poets, who work is known and loved by all who read.”

Among the poems included are: Courtship of Miles Standish, Paul Revere's Ride, The Hymn to the Night, The Reaper 

My creation

and The Flowers, My Lost Youth, The Song of Hiawatha, The Phantom Ship, Evangeline, The Village Blacksmith, The Wreck of the Hesperus, The Old Clock on the Stairs and many more.

A Fine Heirloom Copy of a Lovely Collection of Longfellow's Poems.

I just placed this book in my etsy shop For The Love of Old Books the other day, but just photographed the other pages yesterday.  

I hope you enjoyed listening to one of the poems in this wonderful treasure of The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.

the red coats are coming
Every year in April on Patriot's Day,
there is a battle performed in the middle of Lexington Green.  This was a drive-by photo taken by me.  You can tell these gents were not too thrilled at my request for a smile.  

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