Heaven and Earth, and Sea and Air

Author: Joachim Neander

Neander, Joachim, was born at Bremen, in 1650, as the eldest child of the marriage of Johann Joachim Neander and Catharina Knipping, which took place on Sept. 18, 1649, the father being then master of the Third Form in the Paedagogium at Bremen. The family name was originally Neumann (Newman) or Niemann, but the grandfather of the poet had assumed the Greek form of the name, i.e. Neander. After passing through the Paedagogium he entered himself as a student at the Gymnasium illustre (Academic Gymnasium) of Bremen in Oct. 1666. German student life in the 17th century was anything but refined, and Neander seems to have been as riotous and as fond of questionable pleasures as most of his fellows. In July 1670, Theodore Under-Eyck came to Breme… Go to person page >

Translator: Madeleine Forell Marshall

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First Line: Heaven and earth, and sea and air, All their Maker's praise declare (Marshall)
Title: Heaven and Earth, and Sea and Air
German Title: Himmel, Erde, Luft und Meer
Translator: Madeleine Forell Marshall (1993)
Author: Joachim Neander (1680)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: Translation © 1993 Madeleine Forrell Marshall

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