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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Adolf Böttger (1815–1870)

Böttger, Adolf (bėt-ċher). A German poet (1815–70); born at Leipsic. He made admirable translations into German verse of ‘Byron’s Complete Works’ (1840); of Pope, Goldsmith, ‘Songs of Ossian,’ and Longfellow’s ‘Hiawatha’; he was less successful with some pieces of Shakespeare. Of his original poetry the best specimens are the poetical fairy tales ‘Pilgrimage of the Flower Sprites’; and especially the fantasy of ‘The Little Man of the Gallows,’ a little ‘Faustiad.’