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Dacosta

Dacosta, Isaac (1798-1860), a Dutch poet, born at Amsterdam, his father being a Portuguese Jew. He studied at Leyden. and in 1821 became a Christian. After the death of Bilderdijk he was the chief poet of Holland. In poetry his best known works were Political Poems, Hesperides, and The Battle of Nieuwpoort, and he also wrote a treatise on Israel and the Gentiles.

“Whatever we find lovely in a friend, or in a saint, ought to elevate our affections: we should conclude that if there is so much sweetness in a drop; there must be infinitely more in the fountain. If there is so much splendour in a ray, what must the sun be in its glory!”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man