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Jacob Steendam (1616–c. 1672)

Steendam, Jacob. The first poet of New York; born in Holland, 1616. The date and place of his death are not known. He lived in New Netherlands, 1632–62; and wrote a small volume of verse, ‘Jacob Steendam noch vaster,’ which was reprinted with memoir of the author (The Hague, 1861). The poems are descriptive of life in the colony, and are entitled: ‘Der Distelvink’ (The Thistle Finch); ‘Klacht van Nieuw Amsterdam’ (The Complaint of New Amsterdam); ‘’t Lof van Nieuw Nederland’ (The Praise of New Netherlands); and ‘Prichel Vaarsen’ (Spurring Verses).