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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some time. At length, to his great surprise a
huge overgrown lion entered at the mo^ith of
the cave, and seeing a man at the upper end of
it, immediately made towards 3) him. Androcles
gave himself gone 4); but the lion, instead of
treating him as he expected, laid his paw upon
his lap, and with a complaining kind ol voice
fell a licking his hand. Androcles, after having
recovered himself a little from the fright he was
in, observed the lion's paw to be exceedingly
swelled by a large thorn that stuck 5) in it. He
immediately pull'd it out, and by squeezing the
paw very gently, made a great deal of corrupt
matter run out of it, which probably freed the
lion from the great anguish he had felt 6) some
lime before. The lion left 7) him upon recei-
ving this good office from him, and soon after
returned with a fawn, which he had just killed.
This he laid down at the feet of his benefactor,
and went off again in pursuit of his prey.
Androcles, after having sodden 8) the flesh of
it by the sun, subsisted upon it, till the lion had
supplied 'him with another. He lived many days
in this frightful solitude, the lion catering for
him with great assiduity. Being tired at length
of his savage-society, he was resolved to deliver
himself up into his master's hands, and suffer the
worst effects of his displeasure, rather than be
thus driven out from mankind. His master, as
was customary for the proconsul of Afrie, was
at that time getting together a present of all the
largest lions that could be found in the country,
in order to send them to Rome, that they might
furnish a show for the Roman people. Upon his
poor slave's surrendering himself into his hands,
he ordered him to be carried away to Rome as
soon as the lions were in readiness to be sent,
and that for his crime he should be exposed
to fight with one of the Hons in the Ampliithe-
atre, as usual, for the diversion of the people.