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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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and inquired the reason. ïlie surgeon fell ])rostrate, confes-
sed the whole affair, and was pardoned, and the conspirators
suffered deatlî. The Chan turning to his courtiers, who
lieard the advice with contempt, told them, "That counsel
could not be too much valued, which has saved a king's life."
The Hermit.
A hermit dwelt in a cave near the summit of a lofty
mountain, from whence he surveyed a large extent both of
sea and land. He sat, one evening, contemplating with
pleasure the various objects that lay before him. The woods
were dressed in the brightest verdure, the thickets adorned
with the gayest blossoms, the birds caroled beneath the
branches, the lambs frolicked around the meads, the peasant
whistled at his team, and the ships, moved by gentle gales,
were returning into their harbours. The arrival of spring
had enlivened the whole scene, and every object yielded
a display either of beauty or of happiness.
On a sudden arose a violent storm; the winds mustered
all their fury, and whole forests of oak lay scattered on
the ground. Darkness succeeded: hailstones and rain were
poured down in cataracts, and ligtning and thunder added
liorror to the gloom. And now the sea, piled up in
mountains, bore aloft the largest vessels, while the uproar
of its waves drowned the shrieks of the wretched mariners.
When the tempest had exhausted its fury, it was instantly
followed by the shock of an earthquake.
The poor inhabitants of the neighbouring villages flocked
to our hermit's cave, fully convinced that his known
sanctity would protect tliem in their distress. They were
not a little surprised at the profound tranquillity which
appeared in his countenance. My friends, said he, be not
dismayed. Terrible to me, as to you, would have been
this war of elements, but I have meditated with attention
on the various w^orks of Providence, and rest secure that
his goodness is equal to his power.