Whittier on the death of Longfellow “It is a mighty loss to us all. It leaves me with a feeling of loneliness, as if I had outlived the world."
WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. Autograph letter signed to “My dear Friend.”
Danvers, March 28, 1882
Two pages. Traces of mounting and toning on blank last page, else very good.
Whittier poignantly writes, “Thy word of sympathy in view of the death of dear Longfellow was very welcome. It is a mighty loss to us all. It leaves me with a feeling of loneliness, as if I had outlived the world. …. All English-speaking people have a common interest in the great world-singer. I am very truly thy friend John G. Whittier.”
A wonderful letter linking two leading New England poets.