Definition of jacob cats
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part of speech: noun
A Dutch poet; born in Brouwershaven, Zeeland, Nov. 10, 1577; died at his estate of Zorgvliet, near the Hague, Sept. 12, 1660. He had a distinguished public career as a diplomat, jurist, and educator; but his enduring renown depends upon his various poems, "Emblems", "Maiden Duty", "Inward Strife", and others, in all of which the ethics of domestic life are expounded with much cheerful dullness. The collected edition, under the title of "Father Cats's Book", has attained a practically universal circulation throughout Holland.