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The smith, a mighty man is he, with large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms are strong as iron bands. His hair is crisp, and black, and long ; his face is like the tan; His brow is wet with honest sweat ; he earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, for he owes not any man.
Week in, week out, from morn till night, you can hear his bellows
You can hear him swing his heavy sledge, with measured beat and
Like a sexton ringing the village bell, when the evening sun is low.
taught ! Thus, at the Aaming forge of life, our fortunes must be wrought ;Thus, on its sounding anvil, shaped each burning deed and thought!
Longfellow, whose Village Blacksmith we have now introduced, has been justly regarded, both at home and abroad, as one of the representative poets of the age. His muse is characterized by rare
lody of versification and brilliancy of imagery; while the beautiful and delicate feeling of home affections that pervades his productions, renders him an especial favourite with all fireside circles. His historical and descriptive poems possess a rich and quaint charm. Nothing can exceed the exquisite finish of some of his shorter poems,-it was some half-dozen of these that secured for him so eminent a fame. Those poems which have already become classic are his Psalm of Life, The Old Clock on the Stairs, Village Blacksmith,