Der herrliche Stern

Translator: Ernst Gebhardt

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Author: Henry Kirke White

White, Henry Kirke, a gifted English poet who died early in life, was born in Nottingham, England, March 21, 1785. Very early he manifested a remarkable love for books and a decided talent for composition. But his parents were poor, and he was apprenticed in early boyhood to a stocking weaver, from which uncongenial servitude he escaped as soon as he could and began the study of law; but later he was converted and felt called to the ministry. The story of his conversion from deism to Christianity is briefly but beautifully told in the poem titled "The Star of Bethlehem." He entered St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1805 as a servitor; but died October 19, 1806, in the second year of his college course, when only twenty-one years of age. In… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wohl glänzt in lieblich schöner Pracht
Title: Der herrliche Stern
English Title: When marshalled on the nightly plain
Translator: Ernst Gebhardt
Author: Henry Kirke White
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Herrlicher Stern, herrlicher Stern
Copyright: Public Domain

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