Hans Christian Andersen

(2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875 / Odense)

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From The Philosopher’s Stone

Now she heard the following words sadly sung,—

“Life is a shadow that flits away
In a night of darkness and woe.”

But then would follow brighter thoughts:

“Life has the rose’s sweet perfume
With sunshine, light, and joy.”

And if one stanza sounded painfully—

“Each mortal thinks of himself alone,
Is a truth, alas, too clearly known;”

Then, on the other hand, came the answer—

“Love, like a mighty flowing stream,
Fills every heart with its radiant gleam.”

She heard, indeed, such words as these—

“In the pretty ...

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Et fattigt Barn jeg var, mig Ingen kjendte,
Men i mit Hjerte Digter-Flammen brændte;
Den drev mig modigt frem i Verdens-Vrimlen,
Skjøndt kun jeg eied' Den og Gud i Himlen.

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