|APRIL 2, 1805-AUGUST 5, 1875|
“Well, but isn’t there some physic that Gerda can take that will give her power over everything?”
“I can’t give her greater power than she has already. Don’t you see how great that is? Don’t you see how man and beast feel obligated to serve her, and how far she has come in the world in her bare feet? She mustn’t learn of her power from us; it lies in her heart.”
--H.C. Andersen, "The Snow Queen"
|THE SNOW QUEEN|
"Despite his evident love of children, Hans Christian Andersen never married. Late in life his health declined rapidly; first he developed chronic bronchitis, then the more serious, and ultimately fatal liver cancer. Unable to care for himself, he moved into the house of some friends near
--Bartlett’s Book of Anecdotes