LELAND, CHARLES GODFREY. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 15,
1824; died in Florence, Italy, March 20, 1903. Chiefly known
as the author of "Hans Breitmann's Ballads," Charles
Godfrey Leland had not only a rich vein of humor, but was a scholar
of wide cultivation and actively identified with movements to
further the knowledge of the arts on the part of the people.
He was educated at Princeton and supplemented his work there
with study at German and French universities. In his early youth
he practiced law, but literary drew him into other channels,
and in 1869 he took up his residence in London and gave himself
chiefly to the study of folk-lore.