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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, OLD CHIVALROUS
BALLADS, TRAGIC AND COMIC DRAMAS, NATIONAL AND FAVOURITE SONGS,

NOVELS, AND SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF THE PRESENT DAY.

BY

WILLIAM AND MARY HOWITT.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

COLBURN AND CO., PUBLISHERS,
GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1852.

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CONTENTS

BAGGESEN, CONTINUED.

Publishes his translation of Holberg’S“Niels Klim’s Subterranean Journey"

-Also an opera,

Holger Danske”-Burlesqued by P. A. Heiberg,

under the name of “Holger Tydske”-Baggesen receives a travelling
stipend Liberality of Denmark in this respect to its men of talent-
Denmark pensioned Klopstock and assisted Schiller- Baggesen's charm-
ingnarrative of his travels under the title of “The Labyrinth"-Extracts
from this—The passport-Visit to Voss-Outbreak of the French

Revolution-Visit to Klopstock—“ The Lüneburg Heath, and Heath

Philosophy": “ The Devil's Stone-road”—“ Choice Specimen of an

Englishman”—The son of Warren Hastings .

BAGGESEN, CONTINUED.

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Visit to Bürger-“ Love Adventure in Switzerland” – Visit to Schiller-

Baggesen returns home with his wife-Different after journeys-- Death

of his wife, Sophy Haller-He quits Denmark again—Marries Fanny
Raybaz-Produces his opera of “Erik Eiegod”—Made Vice-Provost of
Regents College-Lives much in Germany and Paris – Made Professor
at Kiel-Becomes very unpopular at home from his unpatriotic senti-
ments-Commences his onslaught upon Oehlenschläger-His criticisms
on Oehlenschläger's works-Fickleness of his opinions— Retires again
to Paris-Dies at Hamburg-Characteristics of his genius

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CHAPTER V.

OEHLENSCHLÄGER, CONTINUED.
Sends home from his tour “ Hakon Jarl," “ Palnatoké," and other

dramas—“ Correggio,” from Rome--His own account of these dramas
-Scenes from “ Hakon Jarl”—Death of Little Erling-Night scene at
the house of Thora-Scene between Hakon and Thora-Beauty of the
tragedy of “ Correggio”—Scene between Michael Angelo and Cor-
reggio--Scene between Julio Romano and Correggio-Oehlenschläger's

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