From Portland to Cambridge

HWL. Journal entry for July 1861.


Longfellow Papers MS Am 1340 (209). Houghton Library.

The only entry for the last three weeks of July are the two final stanzas from a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "To J. S." (1832), an elegy for Edward, the brother of Tennyson's close friend James Spedding. Fanny Longfellow had died on 10 July 1861.