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Re: Wreck of the Hesperus by Longfellow

Posted by ESC on July 07, 2003

In Reply to: Wreck of the Hesperus by Longfellow posted by Bruce Kahl 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.

See Bruce's post above for a picture.

I just had to ask...is your friend's name June, by any chance? My best friend in West Virginia used to say that all the time.