Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 158
Around the World in Old Ironsides: The Voyage of U.S.S. Constitution, 1844-1846 is an illustrate and meticulously researched book published by the Norfolk County Historical Society, in 1993, to commemorate the voyage.
The authoritative source for all of Holmes’s poetry is The Complete Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, published in a hardcover edition by Cambridge Press in 1992.
Holmes was at least as well-known for his essays as his poetry. Soon after “Old Ironsides” catapulted him to fame, he wrote two columns for New England Magazine called “The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table.” He used that title for his regular column in The Atlantic twentyfive years later. The light-hearted columns collected in the book The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (originally published in 1858) represent some of his best writing.
One of the most notable biographies of the poet is Eleanor M. Tilton’s Amiable Autocrat: A Biography of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, published by Schuman in 1947.
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