From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:


7 November

H.C. Ørsted's 50th jubilee at the university is celebrated. The state awards him with the honorary residence of Oehlenschläger, "Fasangården" as a life-time home. HCA takes part in the celebrations and has penned a motto for a portrait of Ørsted which is based on a painting by Gertner. The final lines of the motto are:

"And through all the beauty in truth
To God you lead us, with an open view!"

[The expression "an open view" refers to the fact that for Ørsted - as for HCA himself - it was possible to draw nearer to God by using one's intellect].

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