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Wreck of the Hesperus by Longfellow

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 06, 2003

In Reply to: Meaning of "Wreck of the Hespress"? posted by Dave on July 06, 2003

: Had a friend describe her general demeanor in the morning as looking like the "wreck of the Hespress" and I asked her it's meaning. She said her mother had used the saying often but didn't know the origin of the saying. I myself had never heard of it. Would someone know of it's original use?

: Thanks.

A poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow where a sailor man takes his little daughter out for a boat ride and they wind up in a hurricane.