Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnende, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich; Bomhoff, Derk
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1840
5e verb. dr.
Opmerking: Vert. van: Englisches Lesebuch für Anfänger, nebst Wörterbuch und Sprachlehre. - 1795
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4085
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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giilar composed carriage), and running up to
bim, accosted him in the-following manner.
» My dear Hercules, says she, I find you are
very much divided in your own thoughts upon
the way of life that you ought to choose. Be my
friend, and follow me; I will lead you into (he
possession of pleasure, and out of the reach of
pain, and remove you from all the noiseand dis-
quietude of business. The affairs of either war
or peace shall have no power to disturb you.
Your whole employment shall be to make your
life easy, and to entertain every sense with its
proper gratifications. Sumptuous tables, beds of
roses, clouds of perfumes, concerts of music,
crowds of beauties, are all in readiness to receive
you. Come along with me into this region of
delights, this world of pleasure, and bid farewell
for ever to care, to pain, and to business."
Hercules, hearing the lady talk after this man-
ner, desired to know her name; to which she an-
swered: »My friends, and those who are well ac-
quainted with me, call me Happiness; but my
enemies, and those, who would injure my repu-
tation, have given me the name of Pleasure."
By this time the other lady was come up,
who addressed herself to the young hero in a
very different manner.
» Hercules, says she, I offer myself to you, be-
cause I know you are descended from the gods,
and give proofs of that descent by your love to
virtue, and application to the studies proper for
your age. This makes me hope you will gain
both for yourself and me an immortal reputation.
But before I invite you into my society .ind friend-
ship , I will be open and sincere with you; and
must lay down this as an established truth, that
there is nothing truly valuable which can be pur-
chased without pains and labour. The Gods have
set a price upon every real and noble pleasure.
If you would gain the favour of the Deity, you