James Montgomery

Pass we drear New Holland's shoals,
Where no ample river rolls,
World of unawakened souls!

Bring them forth;—'tis heaven's decree.
Man, assert thy liberty;
Let not brutes look down on thee.

This is a part of the long poem A Voyage Round the World.

Indonesia was long part of Holland's overseas dominions. Despite its vast size, Indonesia does indeed have no major rivers to equal the Mekong, Ganges, Nile etc...

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