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From: Paul Pedersen <>
Subject: [DK] Severin Weiersøe - Diary entry 93
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:47:32 -0400


Øgelstrup den 31te Jan: 1832

Det skal altid være saa godt at begynde med et Stykke Arbeide paa en
Tiirsdag; det er jo vel ikke andet end gammel Overtro; men iaar har jeg dog
begyndt Havearbeidet idag fordi det er en Tiirsdag. Det gamel Kirsebærtræ,
der stod midt i Nederhaven og bar Ingenting har jeg beskaaret, og det er
virkelig kommet til at see langt yngre ud end før.



Øgelstrup, January 31, 1832

It will always be good to begin a piece of work on a Tuesday; that is
presumably nothing more than an old superstition; but this year however, I
have begun the garden work today because it is a Tuesday. The old cherry
tree which stands in the middle of the lower garden and bares nothing, I
have pruned and it has really come to look much younger than before.



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Frosten vil ikke gåe af Jorden, at man kan komme til at arbeide såsnart; jeg
har rigtig mange Planer i Hovedet især med Plantning; Gartneren paa Nørre
Vosborg har lovet mig Ask og Birk til at plante langs ved den vestre Dige,
og omkring ved de andre Diger har jeg kastet[1] Huller i Efteraaret; der
skal sættes Piil.



The frost will not go out of the ground so one can get started to work
sooner, I really have many plans in my head particularly with planting; the
gardener in Nørre Vosborg has promised me ash and birch to plant along the
western dike, and around by the other dikes I had dug holes in the autumn,
willow trees will be put there.



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Naar jeg ikke kan udtænke det før Mad: er jeg ikke vis paa hun er tilfreds
dermed; men jeg har nu og vil fremdeles gjøre mig al muelig Flid for at faae
Haven saaledes, at hun kan have Ære deraf. Hun kan nok undertiden skjønne
derpaa.



When I cannot think it through before the Madam, I am not sure she is
satisfied with it; but I now have, and will continue with all possible
diligence to make the garden so that she can have honour from it. She can
probably appreciate it now and then.



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Corrections, comments and questions are welcome.



Paul & Harold Pedersen

Toronto, Canada



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