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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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of some were piled, in ruddy mounds, the apples they had borne
that year; while others (hardy evergreens this class) showed some-
what stern and gloomy in their vigour, as charged by nature with
the admonition that it is not to her more sensitive and joyous favo-
rites, she grants the longest term of life. Still athwart their darker
boughs, the sunbeams struck out paths of deeper gold; and the
red light, mantling in among their swarthy branches, used them as
foils to set its brightness off, and aid the lustre of the dying day.
A moment, and its glory was no more. The sun went down
beneath the long dark lines of hill and cloud which piled up in the
west an airy city, wall heaped on wall, and battlement on battle-
ment; the light was all withdrawn: the shining church turned cold
and dark; the stream forgot to smile : the birds were silent; and
the gloom of winter dwelt on everything.
An evening wind uprose too, and the slighter branches cracked
and rattled as they moved, in skeleton dance, to the moaning music.
The withering leaves no longer quiet, hurried to and fro in search
of shelter from its chill pursuit; the labourer unyoked his horses,
and with head bent down, trudged briskly home beside them; and
from the cottage windows, lights began to glance and wink upon
the darkening fields.
Then the village forge came out in all its bright importance.
The lusty bellows roared Ha ha! to the clear fire, which roared
in turn, and bade the shining sparks dance gaily to the merry
clinking of the hammers on the anvil. The gleaming iron, in its
emulation, sparkled too, and shed its red-bot gems around profusely.
The strong smith and his men dealt such strokes upon their work,
as made even the melancholy night rejoice; and brought a glow
into its dark face as it hovered about the door and windows, peeping
curiously in above the shoulders of a dozen loungers. As to this
idle company, there they stood, spellbound by the place, and,
casting now and then a glance upon the darkness in their rear,
settled their lazy elbows more at ease upon the sill, and leaned a
little further in : no more disposed to tear themselves away, than if
they had been born to cluster round the blazing hearth like so many
crickets.
Ont upon the angry wind! how from sighing, it began to bluster