August and Marie (1904)

  • Bodil Schmidt-Nielsen


“When happiness presents itself to you, you must act quickly without hesitation or caution. ‘One has to strike while the iron is hot.’ If you delay, happiness will pass you by and you may never see it again.” This is what the eighteen-year-old August wrote in 1892 in his paper on the theme “Each person is the forger of his own happiness.” Now, twelve years later in spring 1904, happiness unexpectedly presented itself to August and he followed his own blueprint. During the preceding years, he had followed the other part of his blueprint for happiness—work.


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Notes and References

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    AK to Viggo and Mimi, Nov. 11, 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to Marie Jorgensen (MJ), July 7, 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to MJ, June 9, 1904.Google Scholar
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    MJ to AK, June 9, 1904.Google Scholar
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    A copyhold farm was leased to the farmer but the lease could be inherited by the son after the death of the farmer. Part of the rent, the manorial due, was worked off by the farmer on the land belonging to the manor of the estate. The landowner, however, still had the right to transfer a farmer from a prosperous to a neglected farm so that he might redevelop it. A hundred years earlier, ascription had ended under King Christian VI and the peasants were no longer “bound to the soil.”Google Scholar
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    William Norvin: Wedellsborg, Husby sogn, Vendsherred, Odense Amt. Pages 373–394. In: Danske slotte og Herregdrde, vol. 9 Nordvestfyn. Ed. Aage Roussell, Hassings Forlag, Copenhagen 1965.Google Scholar
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    The family tree was written by my cousin Helga Hansen (daughter of Kirsten and Lorens Hansen).Google Scholar
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    Personal communication from my cousin Emma Gjerlt v (daughter of Kirsten and Lorens Hansen).Google Scholar
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    Clara Black, Estrid Hein, Lis Jacobsen, & Marie Krogh: Kvindelige Akademikere, 1875–1925. Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen, 1925. Pages 117–153.Google Scholar
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    AK to MJ, June 17, 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to MJ, June 20, 1904.Google Scholar
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    MJ to AK, June 28, 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to Mimi, July 6, 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to MJ, July 5, 1904.Google Scholar
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    MJ to AK, July 6, 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to MJ, July 7, 1904.Google Scholar
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    MJ to AK, July 9, 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to MJ, July 17, 1904.Google Scholar
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    MJ to AK, July 17, 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to MJ, July 26, 1904.Google Scholar
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    Correspondence between MJ to AK, summer 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to MJ, Aug. 21, 1904.Google Scholar
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    Ane Jorgensen to MJ, Sept. 20, 1904.Google Scholar
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    Ane Jorgensen to MJ, Sept. 21, 1904.Google Scholar
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    MJ to AK, Oct. 1904.Google Scholar
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    MJ to AK, Oct. 1904.Google Scholar
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    AK to Viggo and Mimi, Nov. 6, 1904.Google Scholar
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    Mimi to AK, Nov. 7, 1904.Google Scholar
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    MJ to Mimi, Jan. 12, 1905.Google Scholar
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    Mimi to MJ, Jan. 18, 1905.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bodil Schmidt-Nielsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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