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)
Bekijk als:      
Scan: Afbeeldinggrootte:
   Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnende, benevens een woordenboekje
Vorige scan Volgende scanScanned page
( 131 )
It is well known, that Frcderic the second
rose 1) early in the morning and in general al-
lowed a very short part of his time to sleep.
But as age and infirmities increased upon him,
his sleep was broken 2) and disturbed, and when
he fell 3) asleep towards the morning, he fre-
quently missed his usual early hour of rising. This
loss of time, as he deemed it, he bore A) very
impatiently, and gave 5) strict orders to his at-
tendants never to suffer him to sleep longer, thaa
four o'clock in the morning, and to pay no at-
tention to his unwillingness to rise. One morning
at the appointed time, the page, whose turn it
was to attend him, and who had not been long
in his service, came to his bed, and awoke 6)
him. » Let me sleep but a little longer," —
saifl the monarch, »1 am still much fatigued." —
• Your Majesty has given positive orders, I should
> wake you so early," replied the page. » But
» another quarter of an hour more." — .Notone
» minute," said the page, «it has struck 7) four,
» I am ordered to insist upon your Majesty's rising."
— ■ Well," said the king, » you are a brave
» lad; had you let me sleep on, you would have
• fared ill for your neglect."
1) to rue. 2) to break. 3) to fall. 4) to bear. 5) to
give. 6) to awake, 7) to »trike.
The king was ever remarkably kind to his ser-
vants; of which he gave sufficient proofs in his
last illness. One night he awoke 1), called the
servant in waiting from tho antechamber, and
asked what time it was. » Past two o' clock,
.your Majesty." —^ .Very early yet," said the
king, . I cannot sleep — see whether any of
. my people are awake, but do not disturb them,
. for they are fatigued: if you should find New-