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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his manners and beautiful in his form, of bound-
less curiosity, incessant diligence, and irresistible
genius, of quick apprehension and tenacious me-
mory, accurate without narrowness, and eager
for novelty without inconstancy.
No sooner did Gelaleddin appear at Bassora,
than his virtues and abilities raised him todistinc-
tion. He passed from class to class, rather ad-
mired than envied by those whom the rapidity of
his progress left 1) behind: he was consulted by
his fellow-students as an oraculous guide, and
admitted as a competent auditor to the conferen-
ces of the Sages,
After a few years, having passed through all
the exercises of probation, Gelaleddin was invited
to a Professor's seat, and entreated to increase
the splendour of Bassora. . Gelaleddin affected to
deliberate on the proposal, with which, before
he considered it, he resolved to comply; and
next morning retired to a garden planted for the
recreation of the students, and entering a solitary
walk, began to meditate upon his future life.
» If I am thus eminent, said he, in the regions
> of literature, I shall be yet more conspicuous
• in any other place: if I should now devote
» myself to study and retirement, I must pass my
• life in silence, unacquainted with the delights
> of wealth, the influence of power, the pomp
» of greatness, and the charms of elegance, with
» all that keeps the world in motion, by the
• hope of gaining or the fear of losing it. I
» will therefore depart to Tauris, where the
• Persian Monarch resides in all the splendour of
• absolute dominion: my reputation will fly be-
• fore me; my arrival will be congratulated by
• my kinsmen and my friends; I shall see the
» eyes of those who predicted my greatness spark-
» ling with exultation, and the faces of those
• that once despised me, clouded with envy or
• counterfeiting kindnes by artificial smiles. I