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Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (1748–1776)

Hölty, Ludwig Heinrich Christoph (hėl’tē). A German elegiac poet; born in Mariensee, near Hanover, Dec. 21, 1748; died at Hanover, Sept. 1, 1776. He was always physically delicate. ‘The Fall of the Leaves’ shows his attractive if slightly effeminate manner. ‘Faith and Candor Ever,’ an elegy to a country maiden, is a spiritual expression of love. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).