Sunday, 31 December 2017

Italian Reader and Grammar

This will probably rank as the oddest request you have received in all of 2017.
I see from that you apparently have a copy of Jerome Nicholas Vlieland’s Italian Grammar, and perhaps even his First Italian Reader. As you can see from looking at WorldCat, no library on earth is listed as owning copies of these from a mail I received yesterday .
So if you own them , you know now it is very special and otherwise you can go to Google books .


I have not mentioned any mathematics, nor was our school as good for them as for its other branches of teaching.
For modern languages we had an old Dutchman, Herr Vlieland,  from the island of that ilk, who used to come over from Norwich, and teach us French, Italian, and German.
I got the French prize one year, and my Italian was very fairly kept up, preparatory to Eton.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

the miniaturist

Merry Christmas from Leiden tonight .
Tonight the BBC starts the Miniaturist , it is filmed on location in Leiden,instead of Amsterdam .

Amsterdam, 1686. Nella Oortman marries a rich merchant, hoping for love and prosperity. Instead, she enters a world of tensions, secrets and mystery which soon threatens her future.
more about this play
Leiden is the Dutch town where Catharina Fris , the mother of Jerome Nicholas Vlieland is born .
And her grandparents as well.
it is a lovely old town , with a very old University , The Pilgrimfathers, Birthplace of Rembrandt..



Monday, 4 December 2017

tomorrow Saint Nicholas

The name Jeroen Nicolaas translated is Jerome Nicholas so what is in a name? We will tell you.
The Meertens Instituut knows everything there is to know about Dutch names.
We start in Dutch and then translate.Jerome Nicholas Vlieland
Jerome + Hieronymus Geslacht: m

verklaring: De bekendste variant is Jeroen. Van Gri.hierónumos`(met een) heilige naam'. Heiligennaam: St.-Hieronymus is een van de grootste en geleerdste kerkvaders geweest, hij werd ca. 342 in Dalmatië geb. Na zich in Rome een tijd beziggehouden te hebben met o.m. de herziening van de Lat. bijbelvertaling (de Vulgaat), leidde hij bij Bethlehem een klooster. Gest. 420; kerk. feestdag: 30 sept. In de middeleeuwen werd hij populair als heilige. Sint Jeroen van Noordwijk was een martelaar onder de Noormannen. Hij zou in 857 vermoord zijn. Mogelijk is naar hem ook de plaatsnaam Sint-Jeroenspolder (Ze.) genoemd. In Ndl. wordt al in een oorkonde uit 1213 van graaf Willem I een Jeronimus de Falkenburg genoemd. De naam kwam echter pas in de 15e eeuw in Zuid-Ndl. en in de 16e eeuw in Noord-Ndl. in algemeen gebruik. Jeroen Bosch, geb. 1453, droeg een in die tijd hier nog ongebruikelijke doopnaam, mogelijk o.i.v. de Hieronymianen, zoals in Den Bosch de `Broeders des gemenen levens' heetten. Een ander oud voorbeeld van het voorkomen van de naam is: Jeronimus dictus Gerom, Moergestel 1449. In Rijnland: Hieronymus, monnik, 1063 (Littger). In Eng. kwam de naam vrij vroeg voor en ook tegenwoordig is hij daar en in de VS in gebruik: Jerome K. Jerome, schrijver van het bekende `Three Men in a Boat'; in de VS Jerome Kern, componist van `Show Boat'.
and the google translation
Vertaling van het Nederlands in het Engels Romanisatie weergeven
The Meertens Institute knows everything there is to know about Dutch names.
Jerome = Hieronymus Gender m
Statement: The best known variant is Jeroen. From Gri.hierónumos`(a) holy name.
Holy Name: St-Jerome is one of the largest and most learned Fathers had, he was born about 342 in Dalmatia. After a time in Rome to have dealt with the revision of the Lat. Bible (the Vulgate), he led a monastery in Bethlehem. Gest. 420; church. Day: Sept. 30. In the Middle Ages it was popular as sacred. St. Jeroen van Noordwijk was a martyr under the Normans. He was murdered in 857. Possibly to him the city Saint Jeroen Polder (Ze.) called. In E.. is already in a charter in 1213 by William I Count Falkenburg called the one Jeronimus. The name was not until the 15th century in South Afr. and in the 16th century in North Afr. in general use. Jeroen Bosch, born. 1453, wore at that time still an unusual Christian name, the OIV Hieronymianen possible, as in Den Bosch 'Brothers of the Common Life "called. Another old example of the occurrence of the name: Jeronimus Dictus Gerome, Moergestel 1449. In Rhineland: Hieronymus, monk, 1063 (Littger). In Eng. The name came quite early on and now he is there and in use in the U.S.: Jerome K. Jerome, author of the famous 'Three Men in a Boat ", U.S. Jerome Kern, composer of` Show Boat'.
We do the same with Nicolaas.
Nicholas Gender: m
From Gri. Nike `victory 'and laos' people', the name means," victorious with (or from) the people "for this meaning cf Nicodemus. The Lat. form Nicolaus. In Acts 6.5, the name of Nicolaus already as one of the seven poor caregivers. His popularity was called in the East and the West by St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor of the SW, gest. c. 350. Most of what is told about him, is legendary. The figure legends in the forward force is actually a combination of the historic Bishop Nicholas of Myra (4th century) and the historic Bishop Nicholas of Pinara in Lycia (died 564). The worship is in the 6th century in the East. In the 9th century St. Nicholas is one of the most important saints, especially with Myra and Constantinople as centers of worship. Through south-It. (then Gri.) worship also spread to Rome and from there continue on W. Europe. There was this popular saint soon. Especially in the 10th and 11th centuries became patron saint of churches. In the diocese of Utrecht, especially since the 12th century, in Virginia. also since that time. The name was Nicholas (in various forms) at the end of the Middle Ages one of the most common names. Since St. Nicholas was patron to the school, he was the great children's friend. Several practices in connection with his feast day on December 6 go back to paganism. The mold we have already found at Odin, called Sleipnir, it was a sign of high rank. The chimney is the connection of the ordinary mortals in the center of their domestic life, with the higher beings. Zwarte Piet is a scary ghost or devil, but always by St. Nicholas in restraint. Always good, the `holy 'by far, in our Spa area. (See also Schrijnen 1930, v. 147). Not only the children but also the sailors and fishermen's St. Nicholas pattern. Other saints of this name are: Pope Nicholas I, 858-867; Nicholas of Tolentino (Tolentino), gest. 1305; church. Day: Sept. 10. See also Nils and Coleta.
Tomorrow is Saint Nicholasday.