VAN DYKE, HENRY.
Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1852; [died, 1933]. Educated
at Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and
Berlin University. Dr. Van Dyke spent his earlier years in the
ministry, but left it to become Professor of English Literature
at Princeton University, where he remained for many years. He
was a voluminous writer in the field of theology, criticism,
fiction, and poetry. Several of his volumes attained a wide circulation,
notably "Little Rivers," "Fisherman's Luck,"
"The Blue Flower," "The Story of the Other Wise
Man," etc... In criticism, he wrote authoritatively upon
Tennyson and other poets.
Dr. Van Dyke was appointed Minister to The Hague in 1913, retaining
the position until 1917 when he resigned to resume literary work.
This biographical note is reprinted
from The Little Book of American Poets: 1787-1900. Ed.
Jessie B. Rittenhouse. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1915.