George Webbe Dasent


Born
in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
May 20, 1817

Died
June 10, 1896


Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817—1896) was a translator of folk tales and contributor to The Times.

Dasent was born 22 May 1817 at St. Vincent, West Indies, the son of the attorney general, John Roche Dasent. His mother was the second wife of his father, Charlotte Martha was the daughter of Captain Alexander Burrowes Irwin.

He was educated at Westminster School, King's College London, and Oxford University, where he was a contemporary of J.T. Delane, whose friend he had become at King's College. On leaving the university in 1840 he was appointed to a diplomatic post in Stockholm, Sweden. There he met Jakob Grimm, at whose recommendation he first became interested in Scandinavian literature and mythology.

In 1842 he published the first result of h
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“Is there anything more beautiful than gold?” - Freya's question.

Plain-thoughted Thor spoke. “A farm at first light
Is more beautiful than gold, or
A ship's sails in the mist.
Many ordinary things are far more beautiful.”
George Webbe Dasent, Popular Tales from the Norse

“We must be satisfied with the soup that is set before us, and not desire to see the bones of the ox out of which it has been boiled.”
George Webbe Dasent, The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays

“It is said that true tricstkers can make trouble between two pans in a kitchen.”
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