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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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72.
ANECDOTES, SHORT TALES, INSTRUCTIVE
AND AMUSING STORIES.
The Deceiver.
A gentleman having lent a guinea for two or three days,
to a person whose promises he had not much faith in, was
very much surprised to find that he punctually paid him.
The same person being soon after desirous of borrowing a
larger sum: "No," said the other, "You have deceived
me once, and I am resolved vou shall not do it a second
time."
The Age.
A lady's age happening to be questioned, she affirmed she
was but forty, and called upon a gentleman, who was in
company, for his opinion: "Cousin," said slie, "do you
believe I am in the right, when I say I am but forty
(years)? "I am sure, madam," replied he, "I ought not
to dispute it, for I have constantly heard you say so for
above these ten years."
The Dilemma.
A gentleman sitting in one of the boxes, in company
with the late Lord North, not knowing his Lordship,
entered into conversation with him, and seeing two Ladies
come into an opposite box, turned to him, and addressed
him with: "Pray, Sir, can you inform me who is that
ugly woman that is just come in?" "0," replied his
Lordship, with great good humour, "I can; that is mi
wife." The gentleman blushed like scarlet, and repliec
stammering, "Sir, I ask you ten thousand pardons —
don't — I don't mean her, I mean that — that shockini