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(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
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he has made himself merry with the poets and
poetesses of New England, only one of whom,
Margaret Fuller, is severely handled. As one of
his merits I reckon his being so fond of his wife,
because I am so myself.

December 16. I have now spent some quiet
days in Cambridge, the quietest days that I
have spent since I came to this country. I now see
company and receive visits only in the evening.
Professor Bergfalk from Sweden is now in Cambridge,
also, and happy in the company of a
library of 14,000 volumes, and of various lawyers,
who welcome him warmly. With him and my
young host I one day lately visited the several
buildings of the university and the library. In
the latter I was surprised to find one section where
Swedish literature was not badly represented.
This is owing to the poet, Professor Longfellow,
who having himself traveled in Sweden, sent hither
these books. He has also written about Sweden
and has translated some of Tegnér’s poems. I
found also the Eddas among the Swedish books.

December 23. This week I have been to
several dinner parties—one very excellent at the
house of Professor Longfellow and his handsome,
delightful wife. Longfellow is an

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