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Władysław Syrokomla (1823–1862)

Syrokomla, Władysław (Władysław Kondratóvicz) (kon-drä-tŏ’vich). A popular Polish poet; born at Smalkov, Sept. 17, 1823; died at Vilna, Oct. 15, 1862. His verse (some of it founded on Polish proverbs), dealing with patriotism, the love, the joy, the sorrow of the everyday characters, went to the heart of the nation. ‘Chit-Chat and Fugitive Rhymes’ (1853); ‘John the Gravedigger’; ‘Philip of Konopi,’ a sort of Polish ‘Don Quixote’; the epic of ‘John Demborog’ (1854), ‘Margier’ (1855), an epic founded on early Lithuanian history; a ‘History of Polish Literature’ and several dramas make up the bulk of his work.