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A. SCHLOTTMANN, Ph.D.,
ASSISTANT MASTER AT UPPINGHAM SCHOOL.
EDITED FOR THE SYNDICS OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
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WILHELM HAUFF was born at Stuttgart, Nov. 29th, 1802. After having gone through the usual course of philological and theological studies at Tübingen, he accepted a place as tutor in a nobleman's family, spent a short time in travelling and then settled in his native town as editor of a literary magazine, the Morgenblatt, but died before he had completed his 25th year, Nov. 18th, 1827. His short life was indeed, as Uhland says,
a rich spring which had no autumn allowed it.” During the three years preceding his death he developed an extraordinary fertility. His works comprise poems, an historical novel, Lichtenstein, several shorter tales (Novellen), Märchen, and an excellent humorous story (Heyse calls it “a classic capriccio"), die Phantasien im Bremer Rathskeller. Hauff belongs to the so-called Romantic School. As a lyrical poet he does not occupy a prominent place; but two of his songs at all events, Steh' ich in finsťrer Mitternacht and Morgenroth, are still known and sung all over Germany. His talent as a narrator is of a very high order. Without being distinguished by great originality-Lichtenstein, for instance, is confessedly an imitation of Walter Scott's historical