A TRIBUTE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY

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  • MAXIMILIAN FRLEDRICH LIDDELL

    A TRIBUTE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY

    ON February sth, 1967, M. F. Liddell, sometime Professor of German in the University of Dublin, celebrated his eightieth birthday and the Editors of Geman Li& and Letters would like to add their tribute to the many messages of congratulations which he received from his former students and colleagues.

    M. F. Liddell was a student at Edinburgh and, after graduating, was engaged on post-graduate work in Berlin and spent a further period of four years enforced residence in Germany as one of the distinguished company of academics incarcerated in Ruhleben. He then returned to University teaching-he had already been Lector in English at Posen from 1909 to rgrr-fmt to Birmingham as Lecturer in 1920 and then in 1933 as Head of the Department of German and Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon at Trinity College, Dublin, where he stayed for twenty-five years. He earned the affection of his colleagues and students by his integrity and kindness and his exemplary enthusiasm for Germanic studies. Ireland, inevitably, also claimed his attention and his monograph lrlund is a standard work. Retirement in 1958 did not diminish his interest in the many generations of students for whose welfare he deeply cared.

    On the occasion of his eightieth birthday we offer him our warmest wishes.

    OBITUARY

    ROBERT PICK

    Born 3 1 . ~ 1 . 1 8 8 5 ; died 2.11.1967

    WORTE, die vom Herzen kommen, gehen zu Herzen, a Hebrew proverb assures us, and so, I would like to believe, will the few words I am about to devote to the memory of our departed friend and colleague, Robert Pick. If I have been chosen to express the sorrow we all of us feel so deeply, it is, I suppose, because of the life-long association which has bound us together. For we were both born in that same year 1885, and first met just sixty years ago as &re Semester at the k.k. Universitat zu Wien in the Seminars of Hofrath Minor and Jellinek. Like myself,

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