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As quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time (1977) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 343
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Aus Meinen Grossen Schmerzen (Out of My Great Woe), st. 1
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Ideas: The Book Le Grand (1826)
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English Fragments (1828), Ch. 2 : London
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History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany, Vol. I (1834)
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Letter to Julius Campe (March 18, 1840)


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Born: December 13, 1797

Died: February 17, 1856 (aged 58)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Poet, essayist, journalist

Bio: Heinrich Heine was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He was also a journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose is distinguished by its satirical wit and irony.

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