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From Dutch Student to London Schoolmaster. The Literary Work of Gerrit van de Linde
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From Dutch Student to London Schoolmaster. The Literary Work of Gerrit van de Linde

(Marita Mathijsen) The Low Countries - 1997, № 5, pp. 258-267

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There was a time when the man who called himself 'The Schoolmaster' was honoured as the colossus of Dutch popular verse. It was Gerrit van de Linde, born in 1808 in Rotterdam, and the headmaster-proprietor of a London boarding school in daily life. He remained a Hollander at heart, and in his verse this London schoolmaster challenged every literary canon and rule of grammar in his explorations of the Dutch language. (with three translated poems by The Schoolmaster)

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