"Footprints of Angels" in The Boston Book, being Specimens of Metropolitan Literature

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"By the way, we all admire _very greatly_ your beautiful little poem in the Boston Book. I dare say you don"t care for the opinion of we three ""weaker vessels"" [i.e. De Quincey"s three daughters], though Papa, like the dutiful parent he is, and though a ""vain man"", admits that our judgment in such matters is equal if not sometimes better than his. However in this case we one and all came separately to the conclusion that there was exquisite poetic grace and beauty in the lines. Who is the Poet you sent the mosses too [sic]? for we don"t know one who has spoken of Venice that has been living since you could have written this. My sister Florence says that with one or two exceptions in the case of Longfellow and that most beautiful of writers Hawthorne, yours is nearly the only good thing in the book. I have not had time to look it over yet."

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Notes
Margaret's letter does not specify the Longfellow text; however, Longfellow's only contribution to the 1850 issue of The Boston Book, which Fields sent to the De Quinceys as a gift, was ""Footprints of Angels.""

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De Quincey at Work
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"By the way, we all admire _very greatly_ your beautiful little poem in the Boston Book. I dare say you don"t care for the opinion of we three ""weaker vessels"" [i.e. De Quincey"s three daughters], though Papa, like the dutiful parent he is, and though a ""vain man"", admits that our judgment in such matters is equal if not sometimes better than his. However in this case we one and all came separately to the conclusion that there was exquisite poetic grace and beauty in the lines. Who is the Poet you sent the mosses too [sic]? for we don"t know one who has spoken of Venice that has been living since you could have written this. My sister Florence says that with one or two exceptions in the case of Longfellow and that most beautiful of writers Hawthorne, yours is nearly the only good thing in the book. I have not had time to look it over yet."

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Margaret's letter does not specify the Longfellow text; however, Longfellow's only contribution to the 1850 issue of The Boston Book, which Fields sent to the De Quinceys as a gift, was ""Footprints of Angels.""

How to cite this record

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Accessed on 2020/01/27 06:59:11

Related place
Scotland
Related people
De Quincey, Florence
Related text or manuscript
De Quincey at Work
Related place
Scotland
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though Papa, 
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