Bosch, Bernardus de (1709-1786)

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Bernardus de Bosch, b. 28 March 1709 at Amsterdam, d. 27 October 1786, a Dutch Mennonite poet. Critics said of him that he considered "delicate, pure, and gently flowing language the chief requirement of a poem." He wrote four small volumes entitled Dichtlievende Verlustigingen (Amsterdam, 1741-88), and Taal- en Dichtkundige Aanmerkingen in connection with these poems. Several translations of psalms published in the hymnbook of the Laus Deo salus populo society, which was used by the congregation in Amsterdam, were from his pen, as well as some songs that were found in Mennonite hymnals. He is not to be confused with the Reformed B. Bosch, several of whose songs were also found in Mennonite hymnals.


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Author(s) Jacob Loosjes
Date Published 1953

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