The Courtship of Miles Standish

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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

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882) was an American poet and educator. His original works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was the first American to completely translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the fireside poets from New England.