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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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76.
Undauntedness.
Diiriiig the last war with France, Lord llowe was
suddenly awakened from his sleep by an officer, who, in
haste, told him the ship was on fire, close to the powder-
room. Mis Lordship coolly replied: "If it is so. Sir, we
shall very soon know it." — Some minutes afterwards the
lieutenant returned, and told his Jjordship he had no
occasion to be afraid, for the fire was extinguished. —
"AfraidV replied Lord Howe, hastily: "What do you
mean by that. Sir? I never was afraid in my life."
Goodness of Iieart.
Marshal Turenne happening one hot day to be looking out
of the window of his antechamber, in a white waistcoat and
nightcap, a servant entering the room, deceived by his
dress, mistakes him for one of the under-cooks. He comes
softly behind him, and with a hand, whicli was not one of
tlie lightest, gives him a violent slap on the breech. The
Marshal instantly turns about, and the fellow, frightened
out of his wits, beholds the face of his master. Down he
drops upon his knees: — "Oh! my Lord! I thought it
was George." — " And suppose it had been George
replies the Marshal, rubbing his backside, "you ought
not to strike quite so hard."
A singular Method of Duelling.
An apothecary having a dispute with a military officer,
received a challenge to meet him the next morning. ^Es-
culapius was punctual to the minute; but on arriving at
the spot he observed to the officer, that not being accustom-
ed either to sword or pistol, it would be a very unequal
combat between him and a military man. "I have no
doubt , sir," said he to the officer, "that you are a man