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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whicli might not only give rest to the two na-
tions, but liberty to an old brave general, whom
the people reverenced and loved. It only re-
mained for Regulus to give his opinion, who,
when it came to his turn to speak, to the sur-
prise of every person present, gave 3) his voice
for continuing the war. He assured the senate,
that the Carthaginian resources were now almost
exhausted; their populace harrassed out with fa-
tigues , and their nobles with contention; that all
their best generals were prisoners with the Ro-
mans, -while Carthage had none but the refuse
of the Roman army; that not only the interest
of Rome, but its honour also was concerned in
continuing the war, for their ancectors had never
made peace till they were victorious.
So unexpected an advice not a little disturbed
the senate; they saw 4) the justice of his opinion,
they also saw the dangers he incurred by
giving it; they seemed entirely satisfied of the
expediency of prolonging the war; their only
obstacle was how to secure the safety of him,
who had advised its continuance; they pitied,
as well as admired, a man who had used such
eloquence against his private interest, and could
not conclude upon a measure which was to ter-
minate in his ruin. Regulus, however, soon re-
lieved their embarrassment by breaking ofl" the
treaty, and by rising in order to return to his
bonds and confinement. It was in vain, that the
senate and all his dearest friends entreated his
stay; he still repressed their solicitations. Marcia,
his wife, with her little children, filled the city
with her lamentations, and vainly entreated to
be permitted to see him; he stil obstinately per-
sisted in keeping his promise; and though suffi-
ciently apprized of the tortures, that awaited his
return, without embracing his family or taking
leave of his friends, he departed with the am-
bassadors for Carthage.