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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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of a prince whose memory is dear to his subjects. They
are proud of having obeyed you, which is certainly the
highest praise to a king. My people also date their glory
from the era of my reign. But there is this capital dis-
tinction between us. The pomp and pageantry of state
were necessary to your greatness: I was great in myself,
great in the energy and powers of my mind, great in the
superiority and sovereignty of my soul over all other men.
A letter of Lord Chesterfield to his son Philip Stanhope.
London, September tlie 12lh, 0. S. 1749.
Dear Boy,
It seems extraordinary, but it is very true, that my
anxiety for you increases in proportion to the good accounts
which I receive of you from all hands. I promise myself
so much from you, that I dread the least disappointment.
You are now so near the port, into which I have so
long wished and laboured to bring you safe, that my con-
cern would be doubled, should you be shipwrecked within
sight of it. The object, therefore, of this letter is,
(laying aside all the authority of a parent) to conjure you
as a friend, by the affection you have for me (and surely
you have reason to have some) and by the regard you have
for yourself, to go on, with assiduity and attention, to
complete that work, which, of late, you have carried on
so well, and which is now so near being finished. My
wishes, and my plan were to make you shine, and dis-
tinguish yourself equally in the learned and the polite
world. Tew have been able to do it. Deep learning is
generally tainted with pedantry, or at least unadorned
by manners; as, on the other hand, polite manners, and
the turn of the world, are too often unsupported by know-