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Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715–1759)

Kleist, Ewald Christian von (klīst). A German poet; born at Zeblin, Pomerania, March 7, 1715; died at Frankfort on the Oder, Aug. 24, 1759. His fame rests upon the poem ‘Spring’ (1749), which contains description eminently true to nature, together with an element of melancholy; this trait marks also his odes, elegies, songs, etc. His second-best poem was the little martial epic ‘Cissides and Paches,’ breathing patriotism from every line. A lover of nature, he was an ardent admirer of the English poet Thomson. His idyls belong to his best work.