"Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. ... Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch. ... One if by land, two if by sea ..." These lines are from the famous poem, "Paul Revere's Ride," written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who was born this day, Feb. 27, 1807. He was an American poet and Harvard professor, and wrote such American classics as: "Evangeline"; "The Song of Hiawatha"; and "The Courtship of Miles Standish." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stated: "Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice triumphs."