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/Dutch hoːft/
Pieter Corneliszoon (ˈpiːtər kɔrˈnɛːlisoːn). 1581–1647, Dutch poet, historian, and writer: noted esp for his love poetry and his 27-volume History of the Netherlands (1626–47)
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  • hooft was essentially a student and a scholar; a thinker rather than a fighter.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • The hooft, or city dock, was ever a pleasant lounging place to me, particularly when there were many ships in the roadstead.

  • But hooft himself was ambitious of being remembered by posterity as a national historian.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • And yet perhaps the most valuable legacy that hooft has left to posterity is his collection of letters.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • hooft had been honored by Prince Maurice with one of the highest dignities in the state.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • Motley has spoken of hooft as one of the greatest historians, not merely of Holland, but of Europe.

  • He employed very much the same arguments which he had used to "good papa" hooft.

  • hooft was a patrician of the patricians, and was the most accomplished and elegant man of his day, the first gentleman of his age.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • She continued her relations with the charming circle of her admirers, and corresponded with hooft in Italian.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • Her friendship with hooft and Vondel remained unbroken; and we shall have occasion to meet her again.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel

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