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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same kind of view, when they take a survey of
those who inhabit the earth?
1) uilgelaten of. 2) to take.
141. Getecht van de Iloraliets en de Curialiers.
After the death of Numa, the Roman people
elected Tullus Hostilius for their king. This mo-
narch was every way unlike his predecessor, being
entirely devoted to war, so that he only sought 1)
a pretext for leading his forces to the field. The
Albans were the first people, who gave him an
opportunity of indulging his favourite inclinations.
The Roman and Alban forces met 2) about five
miles from Rome, prepared to decide the fate of
their respective kingdom ; for almost every battle
in these barbarous times was decisive. The two
armies were for some time drawn out in array,
awaiting the signal to begin, both chiding the
length of that dreadful suspense which kept 3)
them from death or victory. But an unexpected
proposal from the Alban general put a stop to the
onset; for stepping in between both armies, he,
by single combat, offered the Romans a choice of
deciding the dispute: adding, that the side, whose
champion was overcome, should submit to the
conqueror. A proposal like this suited the im-
petuous temper of the Roman king, and was
embraced with joy by his subjects, each of whom
hoped, that himself should be chosen 4) to fight
the cause of his country. Many valiant men offered
themselves, but could not be accepted to the ex-
clusion of others, till, at last, chan6e suggested
a remedy. There were at that time three twin
brothers in each army; those of the Romans were
called Horatii, and the Albans Curiatii: all being
remarkable for their courage, strength, and acti-
vity; to them it was resolved to commit the ma-
nagement of the combat. When the previous ce-
remony of oaths and protestations binding the army