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JAN VAN OLDEN BARNEVELDT
Dutch lawyer and statesman
(1547 - 1619)

Read but o'er the Stories
  Of men most fam'd for courage or for counsaile
    And you shall find that the desire of glory
      Was the last frailty wise men put of;
        Be they presidents.
      - reprinted by A.H. Bullen [Fame]

The last infirmity of noble mind.
      - The Tragedy of Sir John Van Olden Barneveldt
        [Mind]


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