And yet perhaps the most valuable legacy that hooft has left to posterity is his collection of letters.
hooft had been honored by Prince Maurice with one of the highest dignities in the state.
hooft was a patrician of the patricians, and was the most accomplished and elegant man of his day, the first gentleman of his age.
He employed very much the same arguments which he had used to "good papa" hooft.
But hooft himself was ambitious of being remembered by posterity as a national historian.
And then came hooft and Vondel, who in this respect, as in all else, stood far above their contemporaries.
She continued her relations with the charming circle of her admirers, and corresponded with hooft in Italian.
Her friendship with hooft and Vondel remained unbroken; and we shall have occasion to meet her again.
hooft was essentially a student and a scholar; a thinker rather than a fighter.
The hooft, or city dock, was ever a pleasant lounging place to me, particularly when there were many ships in the roadstead.