The Poet and the Flunkies. —When Longfellow visited Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle the servants crowded on the stairways and in the lobbies to get a view of him. On the Queen asking them, next day, why this compliment was paid to the poet, she was told that they used to listen to Prince Albert reading “ Lvangcline ’’to his children, anti knowing the lines nearly by heart, they longed to see the man who wrote them. The Queen is fond of telling the stoty,
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