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zeal. Finally, Iceland possessed a body of prose literature
superior in quantity and value to that of any other
modern nation of its time. Indeed, the natives of
Europe, at this period, had no prose literature in any
modem language spoken by the people. Yet, while
other nations were without a literature, the intellect of
Iceland was in active exercise, and works were produced
like the Eddas and Heimskringla,—works which, being
inspired by a lofty genius, will rank with the writings
of Homer and Herodotus while time itself endures.

North Ludlow Beamish.—The national literature
of Iceland holds a distinct and eminent position in the
literature of Europe. * * * To investigate the
origin of this remarkable advancement in mental
culture, and trace the progressive steps by which Icelandic
literature attained an eminence which even now imparts
a lustre to that barren land, is an object of interesting
and instructive inquiry.

Samuel Laing.—A portion of that attention, which
has exhausted classic mythology, and which has too
long dwelt in the Pantheons of Greece and Home, and is
wearied with fruitless efforts to learn something more,
where, perhaps, nothing more is to be learned, may very
profitably and very successfully be directed to the vast
field of Gothic research.

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OM “KENSINGTON-STENEN[1].”

AF O. A. LINDER.

För tolf år sedan (1898) gick en notis genom
pressen af innehåll, att en runsten anträffats nära
Kensington, Minn. Finnaren af stenen var svenske
farmaren Olof Okman. Stenen föregafs ha påträffats

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