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Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 21st Dec '08 8:24 AM


Bravo! Know very little about the man and still thoroughly enjoyed the puzzle! Interesting.

Garrybl  (Level: 276.3 - Posts: 6610)
Sun, 21st Dec '08 11:15 AM

Very satisfying and one or two (one especially) pieces of useful information for future puzzles.

Swiper  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 874)
Sun, 21st Dec '08 12:00 PM

Really enjoyed that one.

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4147)
Sun, 21st Dec '08 12:30 PM

Loved it! Really interesting stuff -- some of which I didn't know before. Thanks for a lot of fun!

-- Geri

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 21st Dec '08 3:39 PM

Very enjoyable. Took forever because I got in to reading about him! Thanks.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 21st Dec '08 4:09 PM

Some really interesting facts in this one. Thanks!

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7527)
Sun, 21st Dec '08 5:01 PM

I'm glad I studied American Literature way back.
Some great facts in this puzzle.
He was one of America's finest and most revered poets.

Well written!

Sploofus Editor
Sun, 21st Dec '08 9:48 PM

Thanks, everyone, I'm pleased you liked it. It was inspired by a very enjoyable novel with Longfellow as a central character, which revealed what an interesting life he had and led me to reread some of the poems. Other Fireside Poets are also featured in the novel; I recommend The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl to anyone who might enjoy a mystery about grisly serial murders investigated by a pack of poets.

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4147)
Mon, 22nd Dec '08 12:06 PM

Thanks for the info! Hm, not sure I'd enjoy reading about "grisly serial murders," but the "pack of poets" as investigators sure makes me want to check out the book!

-- Geri

Sargon  (Level: 111.2 - Posts: 1256)
Thu, 25th Dec '08 1:28 AM

Not much of a poetry reader but always enjoyed the cadance his poems had.

Hiawatha and Paul Revere are prime examples for me.

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