Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Greece and Turkey in Europe: Vol. XIX. 1876–79.

Introductory to Greece


By Anonymous

CAN all the wreaths that crown his head

Compensate now to Homer dead

The living Homer’s want of bread?

Yet who would not a beggar be

To be as much renowned as he?

I would in sooth ’t were offered me.