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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was endeavoaring to rise; and then despoiling
him of his armour, returned in triumph to the
consul his father's tent, where he was preparing
and giving orders relating to the engagement.
Howsoever he might have heeu applauded by his
fellow-soldiers, being as yet doubtful of the re-
ception he should find from his father, became,
with hesitation, to lay the enemy's spoils at his
feet, and with a modest air insinuated, that what
he did was entirely from a spirit of hereditary
virtue. But he was soon dreadfully made sensible
of his error, when his father, turning away,
ordered liim to be led 4) publicly forth before
the army. There being brought 5) forward, the
Consul , with a stern countenance and yet with
tears, spoke 6) as follows : » Titus Manlius, as
» thou hast regarded neither the dignity of the
I consulship , nor the command of thy father;
> as thou hast destroyed military discipline, and
» set a pattern of disobedience by thy example,
» thou hast reduced me to the deplorable extre-
> mity of sacrificing my son or my country. But
» let us not hesitate in this dreadful alternative;
> a thousand lives were well lost 7) in s^i a
» cause; nor do I think that thou thyself^^ilt
» refuse to die, when thy country is to reap
J. the advantage of thy sufferings. Go, lictor,
» bind him, and let his death he our future
> example." The whole army was struck 8)
with horror at this unnatural mandate; fear, for
a while, kept 9) them in suspense; but when
they saw 10) their young champion's head struck
off, and his blood streaming upon the ground,
they could no longer contain their execrations,
and their groans. His dead body was carried
forth without the camp, and being adorned with
the spoils of the vanquished enemy, was buried
with all the pomp ol military distress.
1) to meet. 2) to drive. 3) to lay. 4) to lead. 5) lo
bring. 6) to »peak. 7) to lose. 8) to strike. 9) lo
keej). 10) to see.