Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (18071882). Complete Poetical Works. 1893.
The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems
Sonnets. The Evening Star
October 30, 1845. The Indian summer still in its glory. Wrote the sonnet Hesperus in the rustic seat of the old apple-tree. This sonnet, addressed to his wife, and afterward given its present title, is noticeable, says his biographer, as being the only love-poem among Mr. Longfellows verses.