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artist never dies."
LONGFELLOW. "Dead, he is not?-but departed, for the
In this home he daily received
some stranger who sought his acquaintHow sad that all must die, even the
His home and heart were always greatest of geniuses and the best of men! open to those struggling for literary reWe might almost wish that some could
His surroundings were comfortlive forever, and foremost among these, able and homelike, and a peaceful spirit Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. But always seemed to prevail there. Thou“Art is long and time is fleeting,” and all sands of people possess to-day his automust pass through the portals of death. graph, and will mark as one of their Many are taken just as the brightness of most noteworthy days the day Longfelyouth dawns upon them, and few live so low received them and wrote for them his many years as did the subject of this
From the time he was an undersketch, he having lived more than the graduate, he has been known as a poet, three score and ten years allotted to the and by his works might be marked his life of man. The manner in which this improvement in scholarship and taste. long and useful life was spent is known
While a professor in Brunswick, he to all the world, he being one of the
wrote many articles for the North Amer. great poets-if not the greatest-of the ican Review, and published “Outre
Mer, a Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea," a Longfellow was born in Portland, collection of sketches chiefly written Maine, February 27th, 1807;
during his residence abroad.
In 1839, graduate of Bowdoin College, in 1825. appeared “Hyperion, a Romance,” a He began the study of law, but shortly prose sketch, most poetically written, after graduating, was appointed Profes- and in 1848, “Kavanagh,” his last work sor of Modern Languages in the college in prose. Longfellow, in 1845, contriin which he was educated. To prepare buted to the public, “The Poets and himself for the duties of this office, he Poetry of Europe," said to be the most acspent three and a half years abroad, di
curate and complete review of the poetry viding his time between France, Italy, l of the Continental nations that has ever Spain, Germany, Holland and England. appeared in any language. The first colIn 1831, shortly after returning to Amer- lection of his poems, “Voices of the
Four years later, Night," was published in 1839. Two he succeeded Mr. Ticknor as Professor years later, his “Ballads and Other of Modern Languages and Literature at
Poems” followed. In 1843, a play called Harvard College. He then made a sec
“The Spanish Student." This piece posond journey to Europe, to more thor
sesses considerable humor and exquisite oughly acquaint himself with the subjects sentiment. During the seven following of his studies in the northern nations. years appeared “The Seaside and the The summer he spent in Denmark and Fireside," "The Belfry of Bruges," Sweden; the autumn and winter in Ger- “Poems on Slavery,” also many sonnets many, where he lost his wife, who died and songs, and during this period the suddenly at Heidelburg. The following sweetest and most charming of all his spring and summer he spent in the Tyrol works, “ Evangeline, a Tale of Acadia.” and Switzerland, returning to the United This exquisite poem was founded on one States in 1836, when he entered upon his of the most remarkable episodes of duties at Cambridge. Here he estab- American history, and displays the aulished himself in the old Craigie house thor's finest vein of sentiment and his once, Washington's army headquar- true sensibility to the beauties of naters, thus making the same roof the covering of America's greatest chieftain and
“The Golden Legend," a dramatic America's greatest poet, and blending poem, recalling the miracle plays of the the beauties of song with the tragedies middle ages, appeared in 1851. This
ica, he was married.
piece is not a general favorite, and failed | style in which he portrays the gentler to meet the admiration so bountifully be themes of song, the beauties of scenery, stowed on his other productions. Proba the nobler traits of man has touched the bly the most popular and most widely hearts of all. Not only are his works read of all his works is “The Song of loved and admired in America, but in Hiawatha.” Within three months, twen Great Britain he is admired equally ty thousand copies of this poem were with Tennyson as a poet, more as a man. sold in the United States alone. It in He is undoubtedly the artist of American vests the traditions and superstitions of poetry and a prince among poets of all American savage life with the attractions ages. of poetry:
Longfellow's poem for the On March 24th, the sad news of his fiftieth anniversary of the class of 1825, death came, and not only those who “Morituri Salutamus,” met with univer knew him personally, but all the world sal praise. It must have deeply moved mourn to be bereft of a friend, a comhis hearers to see him standing before forter, a healer. Though his soul has them, addressing them in such elegant passed to another sphere, his spirit still and beautiful language. The whole shines forth so pure, so bright, so beaupiece is full of beauty and grace, but the tiful through his life's work, a living most charming part of it is where he ad
never to be thrown down. dresses the young class, “who fill the His disposition is said to have been the places we once filled.” His advice given tenderest and gentlest, and this we readhere is most excellent, as the author's ily believe, after reading some of his own words best can tell:
beautiful lines, such as: “Let him not hoast who puts his armor on, 'Tis always morning somewhere, As he who takes it off, the battle done.
And ahove the wakening.continents, from shore Study yourselves; and most of all, note well to shore, Wherein kind nature meant you to excel." Somewhere the birds are singing evermore."
The main feature of this poem is a He is known to the people more story told of medieval Rome and then
through his songs, for everywhere is applied most becomingly to men in this
sung“The Bridge” and “The Rainy age.
Day.” The sweet whisper of hope A great part of Longfellow's work breathed in the latter, when he says: consists of translations, and perhaps the
"Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; most noteworthy of these is "The Children of the Lord's Supper," from the
Behind the cloud is the sun still shining.
Thy fate is the common fate of all, Swedish of Esais Tegnor, a venerable
Into each life some rain must fall, bishop of the Lutheran Church and an
Some days must be dark and dreary," illustrious poet of Northern Europe. This translation was very difficult, but
has comforted many and caused us to most successful, for the original poem is
look more beyond the sad present tolittle less celebrated than the translation.
wards brighter and happier days. In Longfellow may be noticed rather
Pages upon pages could be written of the simple beauty and graceful language this great man, and then not the half be than the emotion or imagery, so fre
told. Oh, that there were many more quent in Byron or Shelley.
who could leave behind such quaintance with foreign literature has "Footprints on the sands of time." rendered him familiar with all the deli
A. W. C. cate capacities of language, and to his taste in the usage of his material, his success may be attributed.
Good books are to the young mind lack great emotion, passion and fire, and what the warming sun and the refreshing in many instances originality. His son rain of spring are to the seeds which have nets contain many beautiful and poetical lain dormant in the frost of winter.ideas and similies, and the exquisite Horace Mann.
extensive scale and are designed with
A TRIP TO DENMARK.
the most approved modern conveniences HAMBURG TO COPENHAGEN. for defensive and outfitting purposes. The the three hours railway ride from The environs of Keil are very picturesque. Hamburg to Kiel is one of many attrac Beautiful beach woods flank the winding tions; passing through a beautiful region roads, leading into the country, which of country, adorned with fine towns and abounds with unique farm houses and villages, the chief of which is Altona, a rural residences, painted in bright colors, short distance from Hamburg. It is a covered with tiles and peacefully reposwell built modern town of about seventy-ing in beds of bright hued fragrant flowfive thousand inhabitants, picturesquely ers and the densest foliage of beautiful situated on the lofty banks of the Elbe trees. The shores of the haven in this and completely surrounded with gardens, vicinity present very pleasant promenparks and pretty villas. The Palm le, ades; situate upon them are several planted with lime trees, and affording summer hotels and warm sea-water bathpleasant glimpses of the river, is a ing places. On the west bank of the favorite resort where thousands promen- haven, or fiorde as it is called there, ade, enjoying the pure air and the hearty
soon reaches the mouth of the greetings of friends passing to and fro, Schleswig-Holstein canal, which is twenwhich so generally characterize the ty miles long and was constructed two street intercourse of all German com hundred years ago to connect the Baltic munities. At the head of the Palmaille
with the North Sea, by way of the there is a fine statue of Count Blucher, Eider. It is navigable however by vesrenowned as President of Altona from sels of light tonnage only, and therefore 1808 for thirty-seven years. After sev
is not in general use for passenger and eral stations are passed the little lake heavy freight traffic. Bordesholm is reached.
On its bank is The journey from Kiel to Copenhagen situated the remains of a once richly is made by steamer to Kors8r, thence by endowed monastery of that name.
The rail. The voyage down the beautiful church contains monuments of Fred- fiorde and across the Baltic is usually erick I, of Denmark and his queen, and
made at night; however, if it be moonof Duke Christian Frederick of Holstein light this fact scarcely lessens the pleasGottorp, ancestor of the reigning imper ure of the excursion. The time during ial family of Russia.
which the vessel plies in the open sea is Kiel is one of the oldest towns in the short, its course lying through the Longprovince of Holstein. It contains be- land belt between the island of that tween thirty and forty thousand inhab name and the far more important Laaitants and is the seat of government for land to the east. The green shores of Schleswig-Holstein.
It is also head the islands, ever varying in their rugged quarters, on the Baltic, of the German profile as the vessel speeds by, are the navy. It is considered one of the best most refreshing comforters of sea-sick havens in Europe, and is the chief war
passengers that could be supplied. It is harbour of the great empire. Kiel was
generally in the earliest hours of daya member of the Hanseatic League as
light that, emerging from the inexpresearly as the fourteenth century, and has
sible horrors of a tempestuous night in maintained considerable commercial im
the close cabin, the woeful countenance portance to the present time, being a
of the distressed traveler is made to great depot of trade between the Danish gleam with a sickly smile as he appears islands and the Continent. The fortifi
on the deck and yearningly beholds the cations, quays and docks already built
verdant fields on either side. The and in course of construction are on an
bracing breeze soon puts him in good condition and by the time Korsör is
KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD.
reached, he is in the happiest humor to dom consisting of agricultural and shipenjoy one of the pleasantest railway ping industries. Roskilde, population journeys the world affords.
five thousand, is the only town of conseAcross the level island of Zealand the quence between the coasts of Zealand. scene is one of pastoral beauty, no moun It was the ancient capital, having had at tains nor ravines, nor mighty rivers one time a hundred thousand inhabitants break the quiet landscape, but the It was the home of the monarchs and pastures and cultivated hedge bound contains, in the only remaining relic of fields are richly teeming with perfume its greatness-the Cathedral — all the exhaling clover and ripening grain. The graves of that illustrious line from honest husbandman rejoices in the fertil Herold I, who died in 985 to Frederick ity of his fatherland as he sits under the VII, whose remains were buried there beech tree groves and watches his herds in 1863. Many of the tombs and of small cattle, or takes his noonday chapels are finely sculptured and enmeal. There are no great, smoking cities riched by works of art. An hour after nor noisy railway junctions passed on leaving this celebrated and beautiful rethis journey, indeed there are none in pository of deceased royalty, the train Denmark, the only important city being reaches Copenhagen, the capital of the the capital, and the resources of the king. Kingdom of Denmark. DeVallibus.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD. A KNOWLEDGE of the world, by our those soft tints, that serve to heighten own experience and observation, is so the piece, he lays on his colors with a necessary that without it we would act heavy hand, and daubs where he means very absurdly, and frequently give of to adorn; in other words, he will flatter fense when we do not mean it. All the so unseasonably, and at the same time learning in the world will not secure us so grossly, that while he wishes to please from mistakes, as without an acquaint- he puts out of countenance, and is sure ance with life a man may say very good to offend. On the contrary, a man of things, but time them so ill and address the world, one who has made life bis them so improperly, that he had much study, knows the power of flattery as better kept silent. Full of himself and well as he, but then he knows how to his own business, and inattentive to the apply it; he watches the opportunity, circumstances and situations of those he and does it indirectly, by inference, comconverses with, he vents it without the parison and hint. least discretion, says things he ought not to say, confuses some, shocks others, and matter, that to search him thoroughly puts the whole company in pain. The requires time and attention; for, though best direction we can give in this matter we are all made of the same materials, is, rather to fall in with the conversation and have all the same passions, yet, from of others than to start a subject of your a difference in their proportion and comown; rather strive to put them more in bination, we vary in our dispositions; conceit with themselves, than to draw what is agreeable to one is disagreeable their attention to you.
to another, and what one approves anA novice in lise, he who knows little of other will condemn. Reason is given us mankind but what he collects from books, to control these passions, but it seldom lays it down as a maxim, that most men does. Application, therefore, to the realove flattery; in order, therefore, to son of any one will frequently prove inplease, he will flatter; but how? With-effectual, unless we endeavor at the same out regard either to circumstance or oc time to gain his heart. casion. Instead of those delicate touches, Wherever, then, you are, search into
* Man is made up of such a variety of
the character of men; find out, if possi- , offends you will, in similar circumstances, ble, their governing passion or their par- please or offend others; if you find yourticular merit; take them on their weak self hurt when another makes you feel side, and you will generally succeed; his superiority, you will certainly--upon their prevailing vanity you may readily the common rule of right-do as you discover by observing their favorite topic would be done by-take care not to let of conversation; for every one talks another feel your superiority, if you have most of what he would be thought most it, especially if you wish to gain his into excel in. In this apply the principles terest or esteem. If disagreeable insinof phrenology, and your success will be uations, open contradictions, or oblique almost certain.
sneers vex and anger you, would you Every man has his particular times use them where you wished to please? when he may be applied to with success, Certainly not. Observe then with care, the mollia tempora fandi; but those the operations of your own mind, and times are not all day long--they must be you may, in a great measure, read all found out. You should not hope for suc mankind.-Phrenological Journal. cess in applying to a man about one business when he is occupied with another; or when his mind is affected with grief, “See," said an ecclesiastic, holding out anger, or the like.
a bowl of money before Thomas Aquinas, You cannot judge of other men's minds
"the Church has no longer to say, “Silver, better than by studying your own; for,
and gold have I none.'” “True,” replied though some men have one foible, and the stern ascetic, "and no longer is she others another, yet men in general are
able to say to the lame man, 'Stand up very much alike. Whatever pleases or
Moses Thatcher, J. F. Wells, R. C. BadTHE Semi-Annual Conference of the ger, Jos. H. Parry, H. G. Whitney, LiYoung Men's Mutual Improvement As
brary Committee. sociations was held in the Salt Lake The following committee
was apAssembly Hall, Sunday evening, April pointed to prepare a uniform roll and loth.
The General Superintendency, record book for the use of the associaApostles Erastus Snow, Brigham Young, tions, and to adopt means for the creaF. M. Lyman, John H. Smith and
tion of a general fund for publication Daniel H. Wells and the Stake Super- and incidental expenses: M. H. Hardy, intendents were present on the stand.
Jos. H. Felt, L. R. Martineau, E. H. The opening prayer was offered by Anderson, J. F. Wells. Apostle Brigham Young, when the roll The Statistical Report for the last half was called to which year was then read. The totals are as
follows: The minutes of the last conference
Membership - Stakes reported, 19; were read and the following officers
Associations, 214; Members, 9190; in unanimously sustained:
crease in the half year, 1050; average Wilford Woodruff, General Superin- attendance at meetings, 5853. tendent; Joseph F. Smith and Moses
Meetings—Quarterly Conferences, 22; Thatcher, Counselors; Junius F. Wells
, regular meetings, 3321; conjoint meetMilton H. Hardy, Rodney C. Badger ings, 667; extra meetings, 201; Total Assistants; Nephi w. Clayton, Secre- meetings held, 4211. tary; R. W. Yuong, Corresponding Sec
Visitors sent, retary; Wm. s. Burton, Treasurer;
1582; visitors received, 1396; visits of
of Superintendents fifteen responded.