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(1887) [MARC] Author: Viktor Rydberg Translator: Alfred Corning Clark With: Hans Anton Westesson Lindehn
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
OF THE
AUTHOR.


BY DR. H. A. W. LINDEHN.

Having been honored with the request to introduce
to the American reader, by a biographical sketch, my
distinguished compatriot, Dr. Viktor Rydberg, I very
much regret that distance from our common country
deprives me of access to the materials necessary for a
comprehensive presentation of the man and his work.
I fear, too, that my hand may lack the firmness and
delicacy of touch requisite to fairly portray so accomplished
a thinker and writer. Nevertheless, I feel myself under
a certain obligation to give at least the outlines,
believing that the reader himself, after a perusal of the
charming work now presented to him, will be able to fill up
the picture for himself more satisfactorily than can be
done by any words of mine. The country which in
common with the talented author I call my fatherland,
is rich in treasures of song and saga, of memories from
bygone days of power and fame, and can rightly boast
of skilled laborers in every field of human culture. But,
alas, its language is far less known throughout the world
than its deeds of olden time, and this, together with

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