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

Henrik Hertz (1798–1870)

Hertz, Henrik (herts). A Danish poet and dramatist; born in Copenhagen, Aug. 25, 1798; died there, Feb. 25, 1870. ‘Letters of a Ghost,’ a poetical satire purporting to be written by the spirit of Jens Baggesen, made him famous. He followed this with ‘Nature and Art’; ‘Four Letters of Knut the Seelander’; ‘Tyrfing,’ a poem; and miscellanies. As a playwright he has won a permanent place with ‘The Savings Bank,’ a comedy; ‘Svend Dyring’s House,’ a tragedy; and ‘The Daughter of King René,’ his masterpiece. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).