Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poems of Henry W. Longfellow. New York: A.L. Burt Co., 1901,
The following poems, with one exception, were written at sea, in the
latter part of October. I had not then heard of Dr. Channing's death. Since
that event the poem addressed to him is no longer appropriate. I have decided,
however, to let it remain as it was written, a feeble testimony of my admiration
for a great and good man.