Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

February 27, 1807 to March 24, 1882

"Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart."

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In 2010, H. W. Longfellow’s famous poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” turns 150.
"Listen my children, and you shall hear…”
150 years ago Henry Wadsworth Longfellow put pen to paper and began with these now familiar words.
“…of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…”
The poem he crafted was “Paul Revere’s Ride.”

Did You Know?
Henry W. Longfellow grew his beard to hide scars received as a result of a fire in 1861 that killed his wife Fanny and burned his neck and face.