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Titel: Hints and questions for the use of candidates, lower instruction English
Auteur: Hoog, W. de
Uitgave: Dordrecht: J.P. Revers, 1890 *
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4878
URL: http://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_200870
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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his character and purpose are written broadly in his face. In the
public walks and lounges of a town, people go to see and to be
seen, and there the same expression, with little variety, is repeated
a iiundred times. The working-day faces come nearer to the truth,
and let it out more plainly.
Falling into that kind of abstraction which such a solitude awa-
kens, the child continued to gaze upon the passing crowd with a
wondering interest, amounting almost to a temporary forgetfulness
of her own condition. But cold, wet, huWger, want of rest, and
lack of any place in which to lay her aching head, soon brought her
thoughts back to the point whence they had strayed. No one
passed who seemed to notice them, or to whom she durst appeal.
After some time, they left their place of refuge from the weather,
and mingled with the concourse.
Before tliey had penetrated very far into the labyrinth of men's
abodes which yet lay between them and the outskirts, this aspect
began to melt away, and noise and bustle to usurp its place. Some
straggling carts and coaches rumbling by, first broke the charm,
then others came, then others yet more active, then a crowd. The
wonder was, at first, to see a trademan's room window open, but
it was a rare thing, to see one closed; then, smoke rose slowly from
the chimneys, and sashes were thrown up to let in air, and doors
were opened, and servant girls, looking lazily in all directions but
their brooms, scattered brown clouds of dust into the eyes of shrin-
king passengers, or listened disconsolately to milkmen who spoke
of country fairs, and told of waggons in the mews, with awnings
and all things complete, and gallant swains to boot, which another
hour would see upon their journey.
This quarter passed, they came upon the haunts of commerce and
great traffic, where many people were resorting, and business was
already rife. The old man looked about him with a startled and
bewildered gaze, for these were places that he hoped to shun.
He pressed his finger on his lip, and drew the child along by nar-
row courts and winding ways, nor did he seem at ease until tiiey