American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Grotius, Hugo Originally Huig de Groot. 1583-1645. Dutch jurist, politician, and theologian whose major work Of the Law of War and Peace (1625) is considered the first comprehensive treatise on international law.
- n. Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
“Grotius translates as the Margin, "in thy quietness," that is, in the period when Judah had not yet fallen into her present troubles.”
“Grotius translates as English Version. to -- with a view to. was mighty -- Translate as before, the Greek being the same, "wrought effectually." in me -- "for (or 'in') me also.”
“Alboin, Grotius translates as Albe-win, 'he who wins all:' but Dr. Latham, true to his opinion that the Lombards and the Angles were closely connected, identifies it with our AElfwine, 'the fairy conqueror.”
“Come," says Grotius, is the living creature's address to John, calling his earnest attention.”
“His vessels" are the cities of Moab; the broken "bottles" the men slain [Grotius].”
“They "stood" there to imply reverent obedience; for there God gave His answers to prayer [Calvin]; also as being about to slay victims to God's justice, they stand where sacrifices are usually slain [Grotius], (Eze 39: 17; Isa 34: 6; Jer 12: 3; 46: 10).”
“See his Chronicle in Grotius, p. Note: I have already noticed the confusion which must necessarily arise in history, when names purely geographical, as this of Sarmatia, are taken for historical names belonging to a single nation.”
“Hoffman, calls Grotius the Phoenix of his age, 334.”
“Some years before, the continual jars between Grotius and the French Ministers made the Regents of Sweden  hesitate whether it would not be proper to recall Grotius: he himself had wrote to the High Chancellor , that, to obviate all difficulties raised against him, it would perhaps be more proper to have only an Agent at Paris.”
“Augustus Buchner  calls Grotius the greatest ornament of his time, the oracle of human wisdom, and the wonder of the age.”
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