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Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
URL: http://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201183
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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I might have bought with the rest of the money: and they
laughed at me so much for my folly, that I cried with
vexation. My reflections on the subject gave me more
chagrin, than the ivhistle gave me pleasure. This little
event, however, was afterwards of use to me, the im-
pression continuing on my miad: so that often, when J
was tempted to buy some unnecessary thing, I said to
myself: Do not give too much for th£ tvhistle; and so 1
saved my money.
As I grev/ up, came into the world, and observed the
actions of men, I thought I met with many, very many,
who gave too much for the whistle.
AVhen I saw any one too ambitious of court-favour,
sacrificing his time in attendance on levees, his repose, his
liberty, his virtue, and perhaps his friends, to attain it,
I said to myself: This man gives too much for his lohistle.
Wlien I saw another fond of popularity, constantly em-
ploying himself in political bustles, neglecting his own
atiairs, and ruining them by that neglect; He pays,
indeed, said T, too much for his whistle.
Tf T knew a miser, who gave up every kind of com-
fortable living, all the pleasure of doing good to others,
all the esteem of his fellow-citizens, and the joys of be-
nevolent friendship, for the sake of accumulating wealth:
Poor man, said I, you indeed pay too much for your
whistle !
When 1 met a man of pleasure, sacrificing every laud-
able improvement of mind or of fortune, to mere sensual
gratifications; Mistaken man, said I, you are providing
pain for yourself, instead of pleasure; you give too mwh
for your whistle!
If I saw one fond of fine clothes, fine furniture, fine
equipages, all above his fortune, for which he contracted
debts, and ended his career in prison; Alas! said I, he
has paid dear, very dear for his whistle.
In short, I conceived, that great part of the miseries of