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Bibliography: "The Grave" by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
- "The Grave"
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
- Note Source
- The Professor's House Book III, Chap. 4
- Note Relating to Cather
- St. Peter "remembered some lines of a translation from the Norse he used to read long ago in one of his mother's few books, a little two-volume Ticknor and Fields edition of Longfellow, in blue and gold, that used to lie on the parlour table: For thee a house was built/ Ere thou wast born;/ For thee a mould was made/ Ere thou of woman camest"; he quotes the first four lines of "The Grave," translated from the Anglo-Saxon (not Norse). Ticknor and Fields published the "Blue and Gold" edition of Longfellow's Poems in 1857.