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ESAIAS TEGNER
Swedish poet
(1782 - 1846)

Attach thyself to truth; defend justice; rejoice in the beautiful. That which comes to thee with time, time will take away; that which is eternal will remain in thy heart.
      - [Truth]

He sat by her side and her soft hand he pressed;
  He felt, in the pressure returned him thrice blessed,
    Enraptured gazing
      On her whom he honored beyond all praising.
      - [Wooing]

O, if so much beauty doth reveal
  Itself in every vein of life and nature,
    How beautiful must be the Source itself,
      The Ever Bright One.
      - [Beauty]

Their future may, perchance, appear dark to others; but to their fearless gaze it looms up brilliant and beautiful as the walls of a fairy palace. There is no tear which a mother's gentle hand cannot wipe away, no wound that a mother's kiss cannot heal, no anguish which the sweet murmuring of her soft, low voice cannot soothe.
      - [Children]

We speak of profane arts; but there are none properly such; every art is holy in itself; it is the son of Eternal Light.
      - [Art]

A dead father's counsel, a wise son heedeth.
      - Fridthjof's Saga (canto VIII) [Advice]

A sense of justice is a noble fancy.
      - Fridthjof's Saga (canto VIII) [Justice]

A woman's honor rests on manly love.
      - Fridthjof's Saga (canto VIII) [Women]

Hener was the hero-king,
  Heaven-born, dear to us,
    Showing his shield
      A shelter for peace.
      - Fridthjof's Saga (canto XXI, st. 7)
        [Royalty]

A glimpse of Breidablick, whose walls are light
  As e'en the silver on the cliff it shone;
    Of dark blue steel its columns azure height
      And the big altar was one agate stone.
        It seemed as if the air upheld alone
          Its dome, unless supporting spirits bore it,
            Studded with stars Odin's spangled throne,
              A light inscrutable burned fiercely o'er it;
                In sky-blue mantles,
                  Sat the gold-crowned gods before it.
      - Fridthjof's Saga (canto XXIII, st. 13)
        [Gods]

Autumn has come;
  Storming now heaventh the deep sea with foam,
    Yet would I gratefully lie there,
      Willingly die there.
      - Fridthjof's Saga--Ingeborg's Lament
        [Autumn]


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