Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I Heard the Bells

The picture to the right is the poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and his friend, Charles Sumner. Sumner was a politician, a senator from Massachusetts, and an ardent abolitionist. Now you know.

You now--well, in a second or so--know that the post concerning the origin and the missing stanzas of the Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day" is up on emergingcivilwar.com.

Give it a read--and the italics are even there! (They fall out regularly when things get transferred, alas).

1863 was not Longfellow's merriest Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. The piece on Longfellow was picked up by another blog--civilianwartimes--and reposted! I think this is good--yes??