Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier

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Author: Margaret Spraque Carhart

The Village Blacksmith

7. Crisp, and black, and long. Mr. Longfellow says that before this poem was published, he read it to his barber. The man objected that crisp black hair was never long, and as a result the author delayed publication until be was convinced in his own mind that no other adjectives would give a truer picture of the blacksmith as he saw him.

39-42. Mr. Longfellow’s friends agree that these lines depict his own industry and temperament better than any others can.

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Chicago: Margaret Spraque Carhart, "The Village Blacksmith," Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916), Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBSZJZAPVFW5W2D.

MLA: Carhart, Margaret Spraque. "The Village Blacksmith." Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBSZJZAPVFW5W2D.

Harvard: Carhart, MS, 'The Village Blacksmith' in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier. cited in 1916, Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, Robert M. McBride & Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBSZJZAPVFW5W2D.