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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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intention. Tlirasea, wlio married her daughter, attempting
to dissuade lier from her purpose, among other arguments
which he used, said to her: "Would you then, if my
life were to be taken from me, advise your daughter to
die with me ?" — " Most certainly I wouldshe replied,
"if she had lived as long, and in as much harmony with
you, as I have lived with Paetus."
Persisting in lier determination, she found means to
provide herself with a dagger; and one day, when she
observed a more than usual gloom on the countenance of
Paetus, and perceived that death by the hand of the exe-
cutioner appeared to him more terrible than in the field
of glory, — perhaps too sensible that it was chiefly for her
sake, that he wished to live — she drew the dagger from
her side, and stabbed herself before liis eyes. Then in-
stantly plucking the weapon from her breast, she present-
ed it to her husband, saying: "My Paetus, it is not
painful."
The Page and the Cherries.
A basket of fine cherries having been sent to Frederic,
king of Prussia, at a time when that fruit was extremely
scarce, he sent them, by one of the pages, to the queen.
The page, tempted by the beauty of the cherries, could
not resist tasting, and finding them delicious, devoured
the whole, without reflecting on the consequences.
A few days afterwards, Frederic asked the queen how
she had liked the cherries. — Cherries, said her Majesty,
what cherries? — Why, did not Clist, the page, bring
you a basket the other day? — No, replied the queen;
I have not seen any. — Oh, oh! said his majesty, 1 will
give the liquorish rogue something a little more savoury;
he then went to his closet, and wrote the following note
to the officer of the royal guard.
— "Give the learer tioenty five lashes, and taJce his
receipt for it!' He then called Clist, and told him to