Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Then read from the treasured volume (line 37)

One last thought about the past.  A treasured book of poems can become part of your own history, something you love and remember and pass down in your family.  We're willing to bet that Longfellow was hoping his own anthology, The Waif (which is prefaced by "The Day is Done"), would become just like this, a treasured book for generations. 

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