petrusplancius (petrusplancius) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Dutch query

I wonder if any Dutch-speaking members might help me out with a phrase in an old narrative (18th Century). The context is that some shipwrecked sailors are trying to head for a VOC establishment in the East in a sloop, but are unable to reach it because of contrary winds, and decide to head for somewhere else instead: 'weshalve zy om eeinge redenen, hen voorgekomen in zekere haven, te raade wierden naer Achien op te duuwen...' I can't make out the sense of the italicized phrase, although I expect it is obvious enough!
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