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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Iwur, nor repined under fatigue; that now, when
his health was broken 4), and his virgour exhaust-
ed by the rage of an incurable distemper, his
growing infirmities admonished him to retire ; nor
was he so fond of reigning, as to retain the
sceptre in an impotent hand, which was no long-
er able to protect his subjects, or to render them
happy; that, instead of a sovereign, worn 5)out
with diseases, and scarcely half alive, he gave
them one in the prime of life, accustomed already
to govern 6), and who added to the vigour of
youth all the attention and sagacity of maturer
years; that if, during the course of a long admi-
nistration , he had committed any material error
in government, or if, under the pressure of so
many and great affairs, and amidst the attention
which he had been obliged to give to them, he
had either neglected or injured any of his sub-
jects, he now implored their forgiveness; that,
for his part, he should ever retain a grateful
sense of their fidelity and attachment, and would
carry the remembrance of'it along with him to
the place of his retreat, as his sweetest consola-
tion, as well as the best reward for all his ser-
vices, and in his last prayers to Almighty God
would pour forth his most earnest petitions for
their welfare.
Then turning towards Philip, who fell on his
knees, and kissed his father's hand, » if," says
he, »1 had left you by my death this rich in-
». heritance, to which I have made such large
I)-additions, some regard would have been justly
> due to my memory on that account; but now,
> when I voluntarily resign to you what I might
> have still retained , I may well expect the
»^warmest expressions of thanks on your part.
»/With these, however, I dispense, and shall
»■consider your concern for the welfare of your
» subjects, and your love of them, as the best
» and most acceptable testimony of your gratitude