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Henry Van Dyke

1852 - 1933

Henry van Dyke, a writer, minister, and outdoorsman, was popular in the early decades of the 20th century. He was a man of numerous talents and enormous energy whose works included short stories, poems, and essays. His literary work blends with the recurring theme of religion and nature. His philosophy of art is best reflected in his statement: “The highest element in the best art is always moral, and fitted to make men and women better as well as happier.” Henry van Dyke’s works involved elevating sympathy for man, fostering companionship with nature, and promoting a reverent view of life.

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