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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The Bishop of Ermeland lost 1) a great portion
of his revenues, in consequence of the occupation
of part of Poland by the king of Prussia. Soon
after this event, in the year 1773, ho waited upon
his Majesty at Potsdam, and the king asked him,
« if, after what had h.tppened, ho could have
• still any friendship for him." — » Sire," said
the prelate, > I shall never forget my duty as a
• good subject to my sovereign." — »1 am,"
replied the king, «still your very good friend,
• and presume likewise much upon your friend-
• skip for me; for should St. Peter refuse mo
• entrance into paradise, I hope you will have
r the goodness to hide me under your mantle,
> and to take me along with you." — » Sire,"
returned the Bishop, • that will scarce be possible;
• your Majesty has cut it too short, to adniitofmy
» carrying any contraband goods under it." — The
king felt 2) the reproof, but showed no mark of
displeasure, by which the good humour of the
company could be interrupted.
I) to lose. 2) to feci.
154. Wanneer hooren de vorsten de waarheid?
How much is it to be regretted that the voice
of truth so seldom reaches the ears of princes;
many of them would rejoice to obey her dictates,
were she not concealed from their view by those
sycophants, whose interest it is to misrepresent the
real state of things. The Imurious dependants of
a court generally glean their spoils from the op-
pression of the people, and carefully conceal
their murmurs from the sovereign.
Country-people at work near a cottage.
Wife. How hard we are obliged to work for a
living, whilst many live delicately without doing
any thing. Heigh-ho ! I wish I were a lady.