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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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62.
where peace and order reign, wliere tliere is no law but the
law of kindness and wisdom, — is surely a most delightful
and interesting spectacle!
God is the kindest and best of beings. He is our Father.
He approves us when we do well: He pities us when we
err: and He desires to make us happy for ever. How
greatly should w-e love so good and kind a Father! and
how careful should we be to serve and please him!
Never insult the unfortunate, especially when they implore
relief or assistance. If you cannot grant their requests,
refuse them mildly and tenderly. If you feel compassion
for them, (and what good heart can behold distress without
feeling compassion?) be not ashamed to express it.
Listen to the affectionate counsels of your parents;
treasure up their precepts; respect their riper judgment;
and enjoy with gratitude and delight, the advantages
resulting "from their society. Bind to your bosom, by the
most endearing ties, your brothers and sisters; cherish
them as your best companions, through the variegated
journey of life; and suffer no jealousies and contentions to
interrupt the harmony, which should ever reign amongst
They, who are accustomed to view their companions in
the most favourable light, are like persons who dwell
amidst those beautiful scenes of nature, on which the eye
rests with pleasure. Suspicious persons resemble the tra-
veller in the wilderness, who sees no objects around him,
but what are either drearv or terrible.
Cyrus, when young, being asked what was the first
thing w^hich he learnt, answered: "To speak the truth."
Epaminondas, the celebrated Theban general, was re-
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