In a description the following day in the New York Evening Post, George Parsons Lathrop, Nathaniel Hawthorne's son-in-law, made the gathering sound like something out of James Russell Lowell's A Fable for Critics (1848) without the friendly satire: Here robust and cheerful, with an expression of richly courteous dignity, stands Longfellow, a white-haired Hyperion.
Birthday Party Brouhaha Jerome Loving Humanities; Nov/Dec 2008; 29, 6; Docstoc pg. 24 Reproduced with permission
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