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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIV–XV. 1876–79.

Holland: Hoorn

The Ships of Hoorn

By Joost van den Vondel (1587–1679)

Translated by Annie Wood

TO heroes Hoorn has given birth,

And gallant souls to man her fleets;

The produce of her faithful earth

In distant lands a market meets.

Where’er the moon on far-off lands

Her silvery light benignly sheds,

There, countless as the yellow sands,

The ships of Hoorn her commerce spreads.