Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Noun1.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - United States poet remembered for his long narrative poems (1807-1882)Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - United States poet remembered for his long narrative poems (1807-1882)
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The fact that Howe's father admired Longfellow and had a dog named "Waddy," or that Howe remembers hearing as a child the story of Fanny Appleton Longfellow's death by fire, does not begin to exhaust the marvelous ramifications of Craigie Circle.
Here we encounter both Fanny Appleton Longfellow, daughter of a well-educated "republican mother" and a pioneer manufacturer and wife of a famed poet, and Mary Douglas, a free woman of color, owner of her own husband, and petitioner to the South Carolina legislature for compensation when her "property" was executed in 1832.