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Rhijnvis Feith (1753–1824)

Feith, Rhijnvis (fīt). A Dutch poet and story-teller; born at Zwolle in Oberyssel, Feb. 7, 1753; died on Feb. 8, 1824. Among his ‘Odes and Poems’ (5 vols., 1796–1810) are several that show true poetic inspiration. His tragedies are: ‘Thirza’ (1784); ‘Lady Jane Grey’ (1791); ‘Inez de Castro’ (1793); ‘Mucius Cordus’ (1795); and ‘The Resuscitation of Lazarus’ (1811). He wrote also some stories—‘Julia’ (1783); ‘Ferdinand and Constance’ (1785)—which, like his odes and his didactic poem ‘The Count,’ show plainly the influence of German poetry in the “Werther” period.