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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a boy rather than a girl; that it was notorious
to all, that his wife had suckled her own child;
and that it was surprising such a claim should be
revived, after fifteen years discontinuance.
While" the father spoke this with a stern air,
Virginia stood 12) trembling by, and, with looks
of persuasive innocence, added weight to all his
remonstrances. The people seemed entirely satis-
fied 13) of the hardship of his case, till Appius,
fearing what he 14) said might have dangerous
efl'ecls upon the multiiude, interrOpted him , under
a pretence of being sufficiently instructed in the
merits of the cause. . Yes (says he) my con-
> scicnce obliges me to declare, that 1 myself
I am witness to the truth of the deposition of
» Claudius. Most of this assembly know that I
» was left 15) guardian to this youth 16), and
» I was very early apprized, that he had a right
• to this young woman; but the affairs of tho
» public, and the dissensions of the people, then
» prevented my doing justice. However, it is
» not now too late, and by the power vested in
I me for the public good, I adjudge Virginia to
» be the property of Claudius, «the plaintiff. Go
» therefore, lictors, disperse the multitude, and
!• make room for a master to repossess himself
> of his slave." •
The lictors, in obedience to his command, soon
drove 17) off' the throng that pressed round the
tribunal; they then seized upon Virginia, and
were delivering her into the hands of Claudius,
when Virginius , who found that all further efforts
would prove ineffectual, seemed to acquiesce in
the sentence. He therefore mildly entreated Ap-
pius to be permitted to take a last farewell of
one whom he had long considered as his child;
and, so satisfied, he would return to his duty
with fresh alacrity. With this the decemvir com-
plied, but upon condition, that their endearments
should pass in his presence. Virginius, with the