Poetry Longfellow, Henry W.: The Song of Hiawatha. v3, 23 Aug 2008
#1  HarryT 05-17-2007, 06:14 AM
Longfellow's epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha", originally published in 1855, and based on the legends of the Ojibway North American Indians, has been one of my favourite things to read since I was a teenager. Here it is for the Reader.


EDIT: 2 Jun 07

PG have just released a new version, correcting many minor errors. Brought this version into conformance with that and uploaded v2 accordingly.

EDIT: 23 Aug 08

Improved layout. Added a cover image.

Previous download counts:

v1: 138
v2: 159
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#2  UncleDuke 05-17-2007, 05:25 PM
sometimes epic is just another word for boring. not a poem i ever liked. required reading but better than a sleeping pill.

#3  Strether 05-17-2007, 06:55 PM
Lord, Harry! Hiawatha!

Forced reading for seventh grade in Maine, where Longfellow was a native son. Years ago; I'll bet not now.

When he killed the Mudjokivis,
Of the skin he made him mittens,
Made them with the skin side outside,
He, to get the warm side inside,
Put the inside skin side outside;
He, to get the cold side outside,
Put the warm side fur side inside,
That's why he put the fur side inside,
Why he put the skin side outside,
Why he turned them inside outside.


#4  HarryT 05-18-2007, 02:07 AM
Well we all have different interests
Some like one thing, some another.
I like reading Hiawatha
If you don't then choose another.


#5  HarryT 06-02-2007, 04:08 AM
PG have just released a new version of this work, fixing many errors. Edited this Reader version to bring it into conformance with the new release, and uploaded v2 accordingly.

#6  HarryT 08-23-2008, 10:49 AM
Improved the layout. Added a cover image. Uploaded v3.

#7  Novasea 04-03-2009, 08:59 PM
Thank you VERY MUCH...I will certainly enjoy having this on my Sony. A treat indeed!!

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