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Hamilton Fish Armstrong, ed.  The Book of New York Verse.  1917.
Epitaph for Peter Stuyvesant, 1682
By Henricus Selyns
Late General of New Netherland

HERE lieth Stuyvesant—stir not too deep the sand!—
He who commander was of all New Netherland.
Unto the foe perforce he gave the country o’er;
If grief and sorrow ever burden hearts, his heart
Did die a thousand deaths and did endure a smart        5
Insufferable. At first too rich; at last too poor.

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