Occupation: Poet

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Description

In New Amsterdam poetry was written with the purpose of promoting colonization, commemorating a wedding or a special holiday, and lamenting a disaster, as for instance the ode “Bridal Torch” by Domine Henricus Selijns.

See this link for an interpretation of “Bridal Torch”.
http://books.google.com/books?id=Uex2budtSOUC&pg=RA1-PA432&lpg=RA1-PA432&dq=Bridal+Torch+by+Henricus+Selijns&source=bl&ots=gDy1QAaX7M&sig=SV-VlU6l924POPvwo6qhTQh2xbw&hl=en&ei=LDLTSp-vDoGvlAffnNGoCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBAQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Bridal%20Torch%20by%20Henricus%20Selijns&f=false