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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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tlie best of it, laid it out in glasses, bottles, and tiie finest
earthen ware. These he piled up in a large, open basket,
and having made choice of a very little shop, placed the
basket at his feet, and leaned his back against the wall,
in expectation of customers. As he sat in this posture,
with his eyes upon the basket, he fell into a most amusing
train of thought, and was overheard by one of the neigh-
bours, as he talked to himself, in the following manner r
"This Basket," says he, "costs me at the wholesale mer-
chant's a hundred drachmas, which is all I have in the
world. I shall quickly make two hundred of it, by selling
it in retail. These two hundred drachmas will, in a very
; I little while, rise to four hundred, which of course will
amount in time to four thousand. Four thousand drachmas
cannot fail of making eight thousand. As soon as by this
means I am master of ten thousand, I will lay aside my
I trade as a glass-man, and turn Jeweller. I shall then deal
in diamonds, pearls, and all sorts of rich stones. When
: I I have got together as much wealth as I can well desire,
I will make a purchase of the finest house I can find,
with lands, slaves, eunuchs, and horses. I shall then
begin to enjoy myself, and make a noise in the world. I
will not, however, stop there, but continue my traffic
till I h&ve got together a hundred thousand drachmas.
When I have thus made myself master of a hundred
thousand drachmas, I shall naturally set myself on the foot
of a prince, and will demand the grand Yisir's daughte» in
marriage, after having represented to that minister the in-
formation , which I have received of the beauty, wit,
discretion, and other high qualities which his daughter
possesses. I will let him know, at the same time, that
it is my intention to make him a present of a thousand
pieces of gold on our marriage day. As soon as I liave
married the grand Visir's daughter, I will buy iier ten
black eunuchs, the youngest and the best that can be got
for monev. I must afterwards make mv father-in-law a