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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One day the king finding a Dutch merchant in
Sans-Souci-garden, went 1; up to him, and asked
if he wished to see it. The merchant, not know-
ing the king, replied. He could not tell if it
would be permitted, as he understood 2) his Ma-
jesty was in the garden. — »Oh, said the king,
» follow! me, I wilt conduct you," He showed the
merchant every thing that was curious; and asked
his opinion of many of them. After having seen
all he could, he took 3) out his purse, and
offered the king something to drink his health.
> We dare not take money," replied the king,
■ for if my royal master was to hear of such a
» thing, he would be very angry. The merchant
then thanked him for his politeness, and took
his leave. In going out he met the gardener,
who asked him his business. The Dutchman re-
lated what had happened, and boasted of the great
politeness of the other gentleman who had shown
him the garden. When he heard it was the king
himself, his astonishment may be easier conceived
than described.
1) to go. 2) to understand. 3) to take.
The king once rang I) the bell of his cabinet:
but as nobody answered, he opened the door of
the antechamber, and found his page fast asloep
upon a chair. He went 2) up to awake him;
but, coming nearer, he observed a paper in his
pocket, upon which something was written. This
excited his curiosity. He pulled it out; and
found 3), that it was a letter from the page's
mother, the contents of which were nearly as
follow: — She returned her son many thanks
for the money he had saved out of his salary,
and had sent to her, which had proved a very
timely assistance. God would certainly reward