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[lawng-fel-oh, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌfɛl oʊ, ˈlɒŋ-/
Henry Wadsworth
[wodz-werth] /ˈwɒdz wərθ/ (Show IPA),
1807–82, U.S. poet. Unabridged
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  • Longfellow, I believe, is not yet at the Oxbow, else the winged horse would neigh at him.

    Typee Herman Melville
  • Then, Harriett thought, she could get back to her mother and Longfellow.

  • During a part of the time that Longfellow had rooms here, Worcester, who wrote the dictionary, was another occupant.

    Historic Homes Mary H. Northend
  • Longfellow's Skeleton in Armor has revealed their temporary settlement.

  • Sometimes her reviews, like those on the poetry of Longfellow and Lowell, were censured, but she was impartial and able.

    Lives of Girls Who Became Famous Sarah Knowles Bolton
  • I heard her reciting Longfellow's Excelsior; and such reading, and such gestures!

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Henry Wadsworth. 1807–82, US poet, noted particularly for his long narrative poems Evangeline (1847) and The Song of Hiawatha (1855)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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