The Literature and Romance of Northern Europe: Constituting a Complete History of the Literature of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, with Copious Specimens of the Most Celebrated Histories, Romances, Popular Legends and Tales ... Ballads ... Dramas,, National and Favourite Songs, Novels, and Scenes from the Life of the Present Day, Volume 2
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The Literature and Romance of Northern Europe: Constituting a ..., Volume 2
William Howitt,Mary Botham Howitt
Visualização integral - 1852
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Página 406 - Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own; Yearnings she hath in her own natural kind, And, even with something of a mother's mind And no unworthy aim, The homely nurse doth all she can To make her foster-child, her inmate, Man, Forget the glories he hath known And that imperial palace whence he came. Behold the Child among his newborn blisses, A six years
Página 165 - Saviour dear, Blessed and welcome be Thou here. Thou laid'st thy great dominion by, On a poor virgin's breast to lie ! Thou didst to glory consecrate And heavenly joy, our poor estate; Our yoke, our sins, on Thee didst lay, Our penance on the cross didst pay ! Didst rise triumphant from beneath !' Didst overcome the might of death ! To Heaven, which opened, didst arise, Received with...
Página 443 - Autumn came, and saw, by frosts unblighted, Wave the golden harvest for the reaper. Then fell Pavo on his knees, thus speaking : " God hath only tried us, not forsaken !" On her knees his wife fell, and thus said she : " God hath only tried us, not forsaken !" And then gladly spake she to her husband : " Pavo, Pavo ! take with joy the sickle, We may now make glad our hearts with plenty, Now may throw away the bark unsavory, And bake rich, sweet bread of rye-meal only !" Pavo took her hand in his,...
Página 165 - Holy Ghost ! to us most dear ! Blesse'd and welcome be Thou here. Truth, goodness, joy, Thou dost impart, With life, unto the Christian's heart ; As thine Thou dost the nations claim, And givest peace in Jesus
Página 232 - Perhaps much of Andersen's fame in this country arose from the very fact of the almost total ignorance here of the host of really great and original writers which Denmark possessed ; Andersen stood forward as a wonder from a country of whose literary affluence the British public was little cognizant, while in reality he was but an average sample of a numerous and giant race.
Página 431 - Yet still victorious in the fight. On, on from page to page I sped, I could have kissed the words I read. In danger's hour, in battle's scathe, What courage showed this little band; What patriot love, what matchless faith Didst thou inspire, poor native land; What generous, steadfast love was born In those thou fed'st on bark and corn! Into new realms my fancy broke Where all a magic influence bore. And in my heart a life awoke Whose rapture was unknown before. As if on wings the day careered, But...
Página 330 - Short upper lip— sweet lips ! that make us sigh Ever to have seen such ; for she was one Fit for the model of a statuary, (A race of mere impostors, when all's done — I've seen much finer women, ripe and real, Than all the nonsense of their stone ideal).
Página 240 - ... may also mention the Dane JN Madvig, the greatest Latin scholar of the last century, a scholar who created a new epoch in the study of the old texts. The scholars of all lands accept his views as final. He who would write the history of electricity must study the life of the great Dane, HC Oersted. His discovery in 1820 of electro-magnetism — the identity of electricity and magnetism — which he not only discovered, but demonstrated incontestably, placed him at once in the highest rank of...
Página 443 - Bread made half of bark must now suffice us ! I will dig the dikes of two-fold deepness ; But from God will I await the increase !" She made bread of corn and bark together ; He dug lower dikes with double labor, Sold his sheep, and purchased rye and sowed it. Spring-time came, again the melting snow-drifts Drenched the fields...