Longfellow, for one, did not seem to associate Chaucer with the sounds and smells of 14th century London.
On 19 July 64 A.D., Rome burned. We thought it a worthy occasion to ponder something Mr. Longfellow wrote.
Reason #73 as to why we prefer homeschooling.
Chill airs and wintry winds! my ear / Has grown familiar with your song; / I hear it in the opening year, / I listen, and it cheers me long.
“Dust thou art, to dust returnest, /
Was not spoken of the soul.”