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Johann Heinrich Voss


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Johann Heinrich Voss : poem ("nuptial benediction")

Felicia Hemans to the Reverend Samuel Butler, 19 February 1828: 'I do not know whether you are at all a Lover of German Literature, but there is a poem in that Language, a beautiful nuptial benediction pronounced by a Father over his child [...] which some parts of your letter [about his daughter's forthcoming marriage] recalled to my mind. I have copied Madame de Stael's translation of it, and take the liberty of including it for you.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Felicia Hemans      Print: Book


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