Nobilissimo viro juveni Domino Francisco
Pariz papai, honoris, memoriaeque Causa Ex animo adscripsit
Ill[ustrium] ac praep[otentium] D. D. Ordin[um] Holl[andiae] ac
Westfr[isiae] Colleg[ii] Theol[ogiae] Regens, ac Eccl[esiae]
Leid[ensis] 1715. 5-25.
* A more complete version of this motto,
consisting of two verses, is also quoted by Elisaeus Malacrida
on p. 145.
If God helps, envy can do no harm. *
I wrote this memento for the noble young Ferenc
Páriz Pápai as a token of my honours
regent of the theological college of the illustrious and powerful
Orders of Holland and Western Friesland, and of the church of
on May 25, 1715
227. Leiden, May 25, 1715
(1663-1729), Dutch pastor
Robertus Aemilius was born on January 29, 1663 in Oud-Beierland (Zuid-Holland),
a son of Gerard Aemilius. He immatriculated in 1683 at the faculty
of theology of Leiden, and was influenced first of all by the
Wittich (1625-1687). From 1688 he was a preacher in
Nieuw-Beierland, from 1700 in Delfshaven, and from 1702 in Leiden.
In 1707 he was a subregent of the Staten-College, and from 1709,
following the death of the regent Petrus Hollebeek (1646-1709), he
became his successor. After the death of his wife in 1711 he
married Mary van Rouveroy, daughter of his colleague Johannes van
Rouveroy (1670-1720). He died on March 17, 1729 in Leiden. He was
a mild personality, who avoided conflicts. His two sons born in
his first matrimony, Gerard and Cornelis, also became pastors. His
works: ’S Werelds
ontstandvastigheit, 1709. – Het licht der waerheit,
doorstraelend in de leere der hervormde kerke. Leiden, 1715. -
Kort ontwerp van Het licht der waarheit. Leiden, 1720.
Four days after the note of
Robertus Aemilius his father-in-law, Johannes van Rouveroy also
wrote in the album (p. 231).
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