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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882). Complete Poetical Works. 1893.


IV. A Chronological List of Mr. Longfellow’s Poems

IN the following list the poems are set down under date of the years in which they were composed. When the date of composition is undetermined, the poem, marked by an asterisk, is placed against the year of its publication. Translations are distinguished by italics.

1820.The Battle of Lovell’s Pond.
1824.To Ianthe.
Antumnal Nightfall.
Italian Scenery.
An April Day.
Woods in Winter.
1825.The Lunatic Girl.
The Venetian Gondolier.
The Angler’s Song.
Sunrise on the Hills.
Hymn of the Moravian Nuns of Bethlehem.
Lover’s Rock.
Dirge over a Nameless Grave.
A Song of Savoy.
The Indian Hunter.
Ode written for the Commemoration at Fryeburg, Maine, of Lovewell’s Fight.
The Sea-Diver.
The Spirit of Poetry.
Burial of the Minnisink.
1826.Song: “Where, from the eye of day.”
Song of the Birds.
1830.Song: “Hark, hark!”
Song: “And whither goest thou, gentle sigh.”
The Return of Spring.
Rondel: “Hence away, begone, begone.”
The Child Asleep.
Friar Lubin.
1831.* Let me go warm.
* The Disembodied Spirit.
* Ideal Beauty.
* The Lover’s Complaint.
The Nativity of Christ.
The Assumption of the Virgin.
1832.A Florentine Song.
A Neapolitan Canzonet.
Christmas Carol.
A Soldier’s Song.
Tell me, tell me, thou pretty Bee.
Sicilian Canzonet.
Coplas de Manrique.
The Good Shepherd.
The Native Land.
The Image of God.
The Brook.
* Vida de San Millan.
* San Miguel, The Convent.
Death of Archbishop Turpin.
Art and Nature.
The Two Harvests.
1833.* Ancient Spanish Ballads.
* Clear Honor of the Liquid Element.
* Praise of Little Women.
* Milagros de Nuestra Señora.
1834.* Song of the Rhine.
1835.* King Christian.
* Song: “She is a maid of artless grace.”
1836.Song of the Bell.
The Castle by the Sea.
Song of the Silent Land.
1837.Passages from Frithiof’s Saga.
1838.A Psalm of Life.
The Reaper and the Flowers.
The Light of Stars.
“Neglected record of a mind neglected.”
The Grave.
The Soul’s Complaint against the Body.
Beowulf’s Expedition to Heort.
1839.The Wreck of the Hesperus.
The Village Blacksmith.
Hymn to the Night.
Footsteps of Angels.
The Beleaguered City.
Midnight Mass for the Dying Year.
L’Envoi to Voices of the Night.
* The Celestial Pilot.
* The Terrestrial Paradise.
* Beatrice.
* The Happiest Land.
* The Wave.
* The Dead.
* The Bird and the Ship.
* Whither.
* Beware.
* The Black Knight.
1840.It is not always May.
The Spanish Student.
The Skeleton in Armor.
The Rainy Day.
God’s Acre.
To the River Charles.
Blind Bartimeus.
The Goblet of Life.
The Children of the Lord’s Supper.
The Luck of Edenhall.
The Two Locks of Hair.
* The Elected Knight.
1842.To William E. Channing.
The Slave’s Dream.
The Good Part, that shall not be taken away.
The Slave in the Dismal Swamp.
The Slave singing at Midnight.
The Witnesses.
The Quadroon Girl.
* The Warning.
The Belfry of Bruges.
Mezzo Cammin.
1843.Translation of Dante, begun.
The Statue over the Cathedral Door.
The Legend of the Cross-Bill.
The Sea hath its Pearls.
1844.A Gleam of Sunshine.
The Arsenal at Springfield.
The Norman Baron.
Rain in Summer.
Sea Weed.
The Day is Done.
The Hemlock Tree.
Annie of Tharaw.
* Childhood.
* Elegy: “Silent in the veil of evening twilight.”
1845.To a Child.
The Occultation of Orion.
The Bridge.
To the Driving Cloud.
Afternoon in February.
To an Old Danish Song-Book.
Walter von der Vogelweid.
Drinking Song.
The Old Clock on the Stairs.
The Arrow and the Song.
The Evening Star.
* Dante.
Birds of Passage.
The Haunted Chamber.
Evangeline, begun.
* Poetic Aphorisms.
* Silent Love.
* Blessed are the Dead.
Wanderer’s Night Songs.
* The Nature of Love.
* Song: “If thou art sleeping, maiden.”
* Rondel.
1846.The Builders.
Pegasus in Pound.
1847.Tegnér’s Drapa.
Evangeline, finished.
“O faithful, indefatigable tides.”
“Soft through the silent air.”
1848.Hymn for my Brother’s Ordination.
The Secret of the Sea.
* Sir Humphrey Gilbert.
The Fire of Drift-Wood.
The Castle-Builder.
Sand of the Desert.
The Open Window.
King Witlaf’s Drinking-Horn.
1849.Dedication: The Seaside and the Fireside.
The Building of the Ship.
The Challenge of Thor (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Lighthouse.
Gaspar Becerra.
Sonnet on Mrs. Kemble’s Readings from Shakespeare.
The Singers.
The Brook and the Wave.
The Blind Girl of Castèl-Cuillè.
A Christmas Carol.
1850.The Golden Legend, begun.
Michael Angelo: portion of III., iv.
The Ladder of St. Augustine.
The Phantom Ship.
1851.In the Churchyard at Cambridge.
The Golden Legend, finished.
1852.The Warden of the Cinque Ports.
Haunted Houses.
The Emperor’s Bird’s-Nest.
Daylight and Moonlight.
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport.
1853.The Two Angels.
1854.The Rope Walk.
The Golden Mile-Stone.
Catawba Wine.
Hiawatha, begun.
1855.Hiawatha, finished.
Oliver Basselin.
Victor Galbraith.
My Lost Youth.
1856.John Endicott, begun.
So from the Bosom of Darkness.
1857.John Endicott, finished.
Santa Filomena.
The Discoverer of the North Cape.
The Fiftieth Birthday of Agassiz.
The Courtship of Miles Standish, begun.
1858.The Courtship of Miles Standish, finished.
1859.The Children’s Hour.
The Bells of Lynn.
* My Secret.
1860.Paul Revere’s Ride (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Saga of King Olaf, excepting The Challenge of Thor (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
A Day of Sunshine.
1861.Interlude: A strain of music closed the tale (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
1862.Prelude: The Wayside Inn.
The Legend of Rabbi Ben Levi (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
King Robert of Sicily (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
Torquemada (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Cumberland.
1863.* Five Interludes to First Part of Tales of a Wayside Inn.
The Falcon of Ser Federigo (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Birds of Killingworth (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
* Finale to Part First of Tales of a Wayside Inn.
* Something left Undone.
* Weariness.
The Bridge of Cloud.
Christmas Bells.
The Wind over the Chimney.
Divina Commedia: Sonnets, I., II.
Kambalu (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
1865.Divina Commedia: Sonnet III.
To Italy.
Killed at the Ford.
Giotto’s Tower.
Divina Commedia: Sonnets V., VI.
Translation of Dante, finished.
1867.Divina Commedia: Sonnet IV.
1868.Giles Corey of the Salem Farms.
1869.The Gleaner of Sapri.
1870.Prelude to Part Second of Tales of a Wayside Inn.
The Bell of Atri (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
Fata Morgana.
The Meeting.
Vox Populi.
Prelude to Translations.
The Divine Tragedy, begun.
* To Cardinal Richelieu.
The Angel and the Child.
Wanderer’s Night Songs.
The Fugitive.
* The Siege of Kazan.
The Boy and the Brook.
* To the Stork.
* Santa Teresa’s Book-Mark.
1871.The Cobbler of Hagenau (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Ballad of Carmilhan (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
Lady Wentworth (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Legend Beautiful (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Baron of St. Castine (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
Judas Maccabæus.
The Abbot Joachim: First Interlude to Christus.
Martin Luther: Second Interlude to Christus.
St. John: Finale to Christus.
The Divine Tragedy, finished.
1872.* Introitus to Christus.
* Interludes and Finale to Part Second of Tales of a Wayside Inn.
Michael Angelo, first draft.
Azrael (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
Charlemagne (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
Emma and Eginhard (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
1873.* Prelude, Interludes and Finale to Part Third of Tales of a Wayside Inn.
Elizabeth (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Monk of Casal-Maggiore (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
Scanderbeg (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Mother’s Ghost(Tales of a Wayside Inn).
The Rhyme of Sir Christopher (Tales of a Wayside Inn).
Michael Angelo: Monologue, The Last Judgment; Monologue, Part Second.
Palazzo Cesarini; The Oaks of Monte Luca.
* The Challenge.
* Aftermath.
The Hanging of the Crane.
* From the Cancioneros.
1874.Charles Summer.
Travels by the Fireside.
Autumn Within.
Monte Cassino.
Morituri Salutamus.
Three Friends of Mine.
The Galaxy.
The Sound of the Sea.
A Summer Day by the Sea.
The Tides.
A Nameless Grave.
The Old Bridge at Florence.
Il Ponte Vecchio di Firenze.
Michael Angelo: Vittoria Colonna;
Palazzo Belvedere; Bindo Altoviti;
In the Coliseum.
Seven Sonnets and a Canzone.
The Sermon of St. Francis.
Songo River.
The Masque of Pandora.
* A Shadow.
Parker Cleaveland.
1876.The Herons of Elmwood.
To the Avon.
A Dutch Picture.
The Revenge of Rain-in-the-Face.
To the River Yvette.
A Wraith in the Mist.
In the Churchyard at Tarrytown.
Eliot’s Oak.
The Descent of the Muses.
The Poets.
The Harvest Moon.
To the River Rhone.
The Two Rivers.
St. John’s, Cambridge.
Woodstock Park.
The Four Princesses at Wilna.
The Broken Oar.
The Four Lakes of Madison.
Victor and Vanquished.
On the Terrace of the Aigalades.
To my Brooklet.
Castles in Spain.
Vittoria Colonna.
A Ballad of the French Fleet.
The Leap of Roushan Beg.
Haroun al Raschid.
King Trisanku.
The Three Kings.
Song: “Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest.”
The Three Silences of Molinos.
* The Banks of the Cher.
* To the Forest of Gastine.
* Fontenay.
* Pray for me.
* Vire.
1878.* The Emperor’s Glove.
The Poet’s Calendar: March.
The White Czar.
* Delia.
Bayard Taylor.
The Chamber over the Gate.
* Forsaken.
* Virgil’s First Eclogue.
* Ovid in Exile.
1879.The Cross of Snow.
From my Arm Chair.
The Iron Pen.
Robert Burns.
Helen of Tyre.
The Sifting of Peter.
The Tide rises, the Tide falls.
My Cathedral.
The Burial of the Poet.
The Children’s Crusade.
A Quiet Life.
1880.Dedication to Ultima Thule.
* Elegiac.
Old St. David’s at Radnor.
Maiden and Weathercock.
The Windmill.
L’Envoi to Ultima Thule.
The Poet’s Calendar, January, February, April-December.
Four by the Clock.
1881.Michael Angelo: Viterbo.
Auf Wiedersehen.
Elegiac Verse.
The City and the Sea.
Hermes Trismegistus.
President Garfield.
My Books.
* Song for the Masque of Pandora.
1882.* Becalmed.
Mad River.
Decoration Day.
* A Fragment.
* Loss and Gain.
Inscription on the Shanklin Fountain.
The Bells of San Blas.
* Will ever the dear days come back again!
* At La Chaudeau.
* The Wine of Jurançon.
(Undetermined) The Stars.