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Het leven van Hugo de Groot

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Author: J.B. Elwe
Published: 1785
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 29,613 / 103 pg
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 565
Added to site: 2007.05.03
mnybks.net#: 16756
Genre: Biography
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Schreef op myn achtste jaar al vaerzen in 't Latyn[1], 'k Wou, niet alleen des daags, maar, 's nachts ook werkzaam zyn.

In zyne nachtstudie werd hy echter door zyne zorgelyke moeder verhinderd, waardoor hy genoodzaakt was, zyn Zondagsgeld, gelyk zekere schryver zig uitdrukt, te besteeden, om kaarsen te koopen: nog naauwlyks den ouderdom van elf jaaren bereikt hebbende, werd hy reeds bekwaam gekeurd om naar de Hooge School te Leiden gezonden te worden: in dien kweektuin van geleerdheid arbeidde hy onvermoeid, oefenende zig in de Wysbegeerte, Godgeleerdheid, Rechtsgeleerdheid, Sterreloopkunde en Wiskunst: nog geen jaar lang dus bezig geweest zynde, ontwierp hy drie versen, twee in de Latynsche en één in de Grieksche Taale, die, in 't licht verschynende, de gantsche wereld deeden verstommen: met zyn vyftiende jaar had hy den loop zyner studiën reeds volbragt, en verliet niet alleenlyk Leidens Hooge School, maar ook het Vader

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