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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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mrkable for his love of truth. He never told a lie, even
in jest.
All our moral duties are contained in these few words:
"Do as vou would be done by."
The following was a favourite sentiment of the wise and
good Socrates: "We should eat and drink, in order to
live; instead of living, as many do, to eat and drink."
Artaxerxes Mnemon, king of Persia, being, upon an
extraordinary occasion, reduced to eat barley-bread and
dried figs, and to drink water, "What pleasure," said
he, "have I lost till now, by my delicacies and excess!"
When Cato drew near the close of life, he made this
most benevolent declaration to his friends: "The greatest
comfort of my old age is the pleasing remembrance of
tlie friendly offices I have done to others. To see them
easy and happy by my means, makes me truly so."
Marcus Antonius, when under adverse circumstances,
made this interesting exclamation: "I have lost all, except
what I have given away!"
Edward the YI. king of England, being, when very
young, required by his uncle to sign a warrant for tlie
execution of a poor woman, on account of her religious
principles, said, with tears in his eyes: "I almost wish 1
had never learnt to write."
When Darius offered Alexander ten thousand talents to
divide Asia equally with him, he answered: the earth
cannot bear two suns, nor Asia two kings. Parmenio,
a friend of Alexander's, hearing the great offers Darius had
made, said: "Were I Alexander, I would accept them."
"So would I," replied Alexander, "were I Parmenio."
Zeno hearing a young man speak too freely, told liim:
"Por this reason we have two ears, and but one tongue,
that we should hear much, and speak little."