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—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) American writer, best-known 19th century poet in US, The Song of Hiawatha

 

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Alice Gross post-mortem to resume  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:22:04 GMT
A post-mortem examination on the body of murdered 14-year-old Alice Gross will resume later. 
Your pictures: Amateur sport  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:16:27 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "amateur sport" 
Day in pictures: 1 October  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:51:30 GMT
News images from around the world: 1 October 
Remembering the work of Shirley Baker  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:10:53 GMT
Photographer Shirley Baker's photos of Manchester 
In pictures: Hong Kong protests swell  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:36:46 GMT
Crowds gather on the streets of Hong Kong 
In pictures: The lure of gold  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:42:29 GMT
Men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea 
Day in pictures: 30 September  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:54:07 GMT
News images from around the world: 30 September 
In pictures: India's dying printing tradition  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:05:41 GMT
Printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta 
In pictures: People of India  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:42:55 GMT
Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers 
Devil worship on the man-eating mountain  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:05:10 GMT
Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain 
The debate over 'speaking white'  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:23:03 GMT
The woman who sparked a row over 'speaking white' 
Shelling shatters first day of school  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:50:56 GMT
Shelling greets start of term in east Ukraine 
Indian officials take up brooms  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:20:34 GMT
Indian officials miss a day off for the drive against dirt 
In pictures: A journey through 19th Century Brazil  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:10:41 GMT
19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman 
Job hunting the big data way  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:03:44 GMT
How data crunching is dictating our job prospects