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thor concludes, by a summary retrospect land language. The merits of Linnæus, the remains of this sect, which yet exist in Celsius, and other learned Swedes, is well Persia and Syria, though unable to realise known. Kellgren now holds the first rank a. their horrible system of politics.

mong the poets. Lidner is in great esteem Norway and Sweden. -- In the “ Annals for his lyrical productions, and Bellman for of Literature," published at Vienna, by M. his anacreontics. The metrical translation Gerold, is a notice relative to the Norwegi. of Horace and Virgil, by the Baron Adlaran, Swedish, and Iceland language and lite- beth, is considered as a master-piece. . rature. The Norwegians both speak and The Iceland tongue is the true Scandinawrite the same language as the Danes ; but vian, and forms the principal basis of the in both countries the people have retained Danish and Swedish languages. The inwords of the ancient Scandinavian language, habitants speak it in a degree of purity, both more or less. These words are not in use in conversation, and in their public acts. in the politer classes, which, in both king. In Denmark and Sweden, a few Runic in. doms, speak the Danish language, just as it scriptions are the only monuments remain. is written. Since the Reformation, the Nor. ing of the ancient primitive language, but wegians have not been without their men of in Norway, certain ancient codes of law are letters. The first great Danish literateur, yet extant, written in the pure Icelandic Baron Holberg, the dramatic poet, was a language, before it underwent any changes. native of Bergen, in Norway, and the names The grammar of this language is not at all of Pram and Steffens are advantageously complicated ; simplicity and precision mark known as living authors. To these may be the syntax; the rules are easily known and added, that of Heilberg, who has resided in observed, the slightest solecism will detect Paris the last 20 years, and has been styled, a stranger. The Sagas, which recount the the Aristophanes of the North.

historical facts of Iceland, are the favourite The Swedish language, in its construction reading of the inhabitants. They have now and inflections, bears affinity to the ancient a distinguished author in that kind of literScandinavian, though it has adopted many ature, M. Espolia, whose sagas have brought foreign words. The pronunciation is some down the Icelandic history to our own times. what like that of the German, while that of Its poetry has, in all times, been held in the Danes more strongly resembles the Ice, great esteem.


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