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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Boston

  Boston St. Botolph’s Town! Hither across the plains And fens of Lincolnshire, in garb austere, There came a Saxon monk, and founded here A Priory, pillaged by marauding Danes, So that thereof no vestige now remains; Only a name, …

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A Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Blind Bartimeus

  Blind Bartimeus Blind Bartimeus at the gates Of Jericho in darkness waits; He hears the crowd;–he hears a breath Say, “It is Christ of Nazareth!” And calls, in tones of agony, The thronging multitudes increase; Blind Bartimeus, hold thy …

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