Quotation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He is the poet of the dawn, who wrote
The Canterbury Tales and his old age
Made beautiful with song; and as I read
I hear the crowing cock, I hear the note
Of lark and linnet, and from every page
Rise odors of ploughed field or flowery mead.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882), U.S. poet. Chaucer (l. 9–14). . .

Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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