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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_200628
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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worth mentioning, were 1) it not for an action
of the Roman general, that has done 2) him
more credit with posterity, than all his other
triumphs united. A schoolmaster, who had the
care of the children belonging to the principal
men of the city, having found means to decoy
them into the Roman camp, offered to put them
into the hands of Camillus as the surest means
of inducing the citizens to a speedy surrender.
The general was struck 3) with the treachery of
a wretch, whose duty it was to protect innocence;
he for some time regarded the traitor with a stern
air, but at last finding words, » Execrable vil-
> lain (cried the noble Roman), offer thy abo-
» minabic proposals to creatures like thyself, and
» not to me; what though we be the enemies
» of your city, yet there are natural ties that
I bind all mankind, which should never be brok-
> en -4): there are duties required from us in
» war, as well as in peace; we tight now not
» against an age of innocence, but against men; ,
» men who have used us ill indeed, but yet,
» whose crimes are virtues, when compared to
» thine. Against such base arts, let it be my
» duty to use only Roman arts, the arts of va-
» lour and of arms." So saying, he innnediately
ordered him to be stripped, his hands tied he-
hind him, and, in that ignominious manner, to
be whipped into the town by his own scholars.
Tiiis generous behaviour in Camillus effected more
than his arms could do; the magistrates of the
town immediately submitted to the senate, leaving
to Camillus the conditions of their surrender,
who only fined them a sum of money to satisfy
his army, and received them under the protection
and into the alliance of Rome.
1) Uier is het vocgwoordje if uitgclatcn. 2) to do. 3) to
strike. 4) to break.