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Description: Poem written by James Whitcomb Riley upon the death of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
LONGFELLOW. March 24. 1882.<br><br>LET us rejoice with thee, for that we know<br>We can but be remembered of thee still,—<br>Even, as remembering thee, we feel the thrill<br>Of thy last greeting as thou turndst to go<br>From us forever—having loved us so,<br>Thy parting almost questioned God’s good will<br>In calling thee, up from the winter–chill—<br>Up To Heaven’s glory from love’s hearth below,<br>Thy voice and Heart—Our they must be our, as then<br>They chimed in loyalty of song and praise<br>To God and men alike–alike to bless<br>His handiwork–and theirs,—yea, even [---] as when<br>Thou was here with us in the goodly days<br>Of common human need of happiness.<br>
Origin: 1882
Created By: Riley, James Whitcomb
Publisher: Digital image 2003 Indiana Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Collection: James Whitcomb Riley -- Hoosier Poet
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Subjects: Poetry
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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