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Aleksie Koltsov (1809–1842)

Koltsov, or Kolzov, Aleksie Vasilievich (kōlt’sof). A Russian lyric poet; born at Voronesch, Oct. 14, 1809; died there, Oct. 31, 1842. A dealer in cattle and wood, devouring books in a friendly bookseller’s store, he became “the Burns of Russia.” His poems, few in number (124), the best of them treating of peasant life, short and even almost uncouth, introduced a new form of art. Good specimens of them are: ‘The Harvest’; ‘The Young Reaper’; ‘The Forest.’