Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (18071882). Complete Poetical Works. 1893.
Birds of Passage
Flight the Second. Enceladus
Written February 3, 1859. I have written, says Mr. Longfellow in a letter to Mr. Sumner, a lyric on Italy, entitled Enceladus, from which title your imagination can construct the poem. It is not a war-song, but a kind of lament for the woes of the country. Mr. Longfellow used the money paid him for the poem, which appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, August, 1859, in aid of the Italian widows and the soldiers wounded in the war then going on for the deliverance of Italy from Austrian rule.