The college yesterday received the news of the death of Mr. Longfellow with the profoundest grief. Although the event was not altogether unexpected, yet it came with a suddenness that was a shock to many, as indeed all death must be. "Mr. Longfellow's connection with Harvard is part of his fame and that of the college," Mr. Howells says in his sketch of Longfellow, and any account of his life "can but very briefly remind the reader of facts in the life of a poet only less known than Shakespere." It is not for us to speak of his fame and his greatness. The rounded perfection and beauty of such a life is felt by all; and it must be always, as a son of Harvard has written:
That still the world beholds with well-pleased eye,
Thy peace-crowned life whereon all blessings wait.