Dalin sentence example
- Sweden The Swenska Argus (1733-1734) of Olof Dalin is the first contribution of Sweden to periodical literature.
- The French philosopher Descartes, who died at Christina's court at Stockholm in 1650, found his chief, though posthumous, disciple in Andreas Rydelius (1671-1738), bishop of Lund, who was the master of Dalin, and thus connects us with the next epoch.
- Atterbom pronounces Frese the best Swedish poet between Stjernhjelm and Dalin.
- Samuel von Triewald (1688-1743) played a very imperfect Dryden to Dalin's Pope.
- Dalin's style, 1 The works of the chief writers between Sternhjelm and Dalin were edited by P. Hanselli (Upsala, 1856, &c.) as Samlade vitterhetsarbeten-af svenska fOrfattare.Advertisement
- As a prose writer Dalin is chiefly memorable for his History of the Swedish Kingdom (4 vols., 1746-1762).
- When in 1737 the new Royal Swedish Theatre was opened, Dalin led the way to a new school of dramatists with his Brynhilda, a regular tragedy in the style of Crebillon pere.
- His songs, his satires, his occasional pieces, without displaying any real originality, show Dalin's tact and skill as a workman with the pen.
- The only poet of importance who contested the laurels of Dalin was a woman.
- Among the tragic writers of the age we may mention Dalin, Gyllenborg, and Erik Wrangel (1686-1765).Advertisement
- Gustavus was educated under the care of two governors who were amongst the most eminent Swedish statesmen of the day, Carl Gustaf Tessin and Carl Scheffer; but he owed most perhaps to the poet and historian Olof von Dalin.