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Topelius

[too-pey-lee-uh s] /tʊˈpeɪ li əs/
noun
1.
Zakarias
[sah-kah-ree-ahs] /ˌsɑ kɑˈri ɑs/ (Show IPA),
1818–98, Finnish poet and novelist.
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  • But Topelius was in great force, and had patronised and—well—out-manoeuvred him.

    The Wrecker Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
  • There are also modern tales by a learned Scandinavian named Topelius.

    The Lilac Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • Topelius is evidently a great romancer,—a great romancer in the manner of Walter Scott.

    The Book-lover James Baldwin
  • This year, at the first of these nights, Juhani was honored by having an introductory recitation from the Finnish poet Topelius.

    Our Little Finnish Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
  • He was also a very well-read man—I owe to him, for instance, my acquaintance with the writings of the Finnish novelist Topelius.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • He lay on his sofa reading Topelius' Tales of a Surgeon and musing over his own troubles.

    August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
  • But Topelius was in great force, and had patronised and—well—out-manœuvred him.

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