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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» man (his chamber-hussar) awake, tell him you
» believe the king will soon rise — but break no
> one's rest."
In his last illness, the king endured many rest-
less nights: it was his custom to converse with
the servant who sat 2) up with him, by way of
entertainment. He said one night: > I cannot
a enjoy the least repose — do relate something to
> me." The poor servant, an honest young Pome-
ranian, was doubtless at a loss how to amuse the
king, wherefore he kindly furnished him with a
subject , by asking: . From whence do you
a come?"— » From a little village in lower Pome-
a rania." — » Are your parents living?" — .An
» aged mother." — a How does she maintain her-
a self?" — • By spinning." — > How much does
a she gain daily by it?"— » Six pence." — » But
a she cannot live well on that." — »In Pomera-
» nia it is cheap living." —,» Did you never send
» her any thing?" — • 0 yes! I have sent her at
» different times a few dollars." — » That was
» bravely done, you are a good boy. You have a
a great deal of trouble with me—have patience.—
» 1 shall endeavour to lay something by for you, if
» you behave well." Thus the conversation ended.
A few nights after, it being again the Pomera-
nian's turn to sit up with the king, he called him
to his bedside and said: » Look in that window,
» and you will find something which I have laid
» by for you." The lad seeing many pieces of gold,
was doubtful whether to take them all: at last
he went 3) to the king, with two in his hand,
and said: » Am I to have these?" — » Yes,"
replied the good monarch, » all of them, and
» your mother has received some likewise." The
boy on inquiry heard, to his great joy and sur-
prise, she had 100 rixdollars settled on het for
1) to awake. 2) to tit. 3> to go.