Quote from "A String of Pearls" (1856)

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Ancient Roskilde, the burial town of Kings, by Hroar's Spring, now lies before us. The slender towers of the church lift up above the low town and mirror themselves in Issefiord. Only one grave shall we seek here; it is not that of the mighty Queen Margrethe; no within the white-walled churchyard which we speed close by is the grave, and over it lays a small, plain stone. The master of the organ, the reviver of the old Danish romances, rests here. We recall, "The clear waves rolled" and "There dwelt a king in Leire." Roskilde, burial place of kings-in your pearl we see the insignificant gravestone whereon is cut a lyre and the name Weyse.

Registered motifs in this quote:

  1. Church
  2. Grave
  3. Graveyard

Keywords: Roskilde, town, history

Comment: Weyse; the composer C.E.F Weyse, 1774-1842, a friend of Andersen.