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The Courtship of Miles Standish (Paperback)

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  • About the Author / Historical Context


The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems, by AMERICAN author HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807-1882) contains the well-known narrative story-poem about the early days of Plymouth Colony, the colonial settlement established in America by the Mayflower pilgrims.

The narrative poem is followed by "Birds of Passage," a collection of poems including "The Ladder of St. Augustine," "The Phantom Ship," and "My Lost Youth."

Longfellow wrote many lyric poems known for their musicality and often presenting stories of mythology and legend. He was among the most popular American poet of his day and had success overseas.

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Still the Captain continued, unheeding the words of the stripling: "See, how bright they are burnished, as if in an arsenal hanging;That is because I have done it myself, and not left it to others.Serve yourself, would you be well served, is an excellent adage;So I take care of my arms, as you of your pens and your inkhorn. Title Details

  • Originally published in 1858
  • American colonial narrative poem set in 1621

Product Details
ISBN: 9781628341010
ISBN-10: 1628341017
Publisher: Word Well Enterprises
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2023
Pages: 152
Language: English