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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» to rae. It is in your power, by a wise and
» virtuous administration, to justify the extraor-
> dinary proof, which I this day give of my
• paternal affection, and to demonstrate that you
> are worthy of the confidence which I repose
» in you. Preserve an inviolable regard for re-
» ligion; maintain the catholic faith initspurity;
> let the -laws of your country be sacred in your
» eyes; encroach not on the rights and privile-
» ges of your people ; and if t!ie time should
.ever come, when you shall wish to enjoy the
» tranquillity of private life, may you have a
I son endowed with such qualities, that you can
» resign your sceptre to him, with as much sa-
> tisfaction as I give up mine to you."
As soon as Charles had finished this long ad-
dress to his subjects and to their new sovereign,
he sunk 7) into the chair, exhausted and ready
to faint with the fatigue of such an extraordinary
effort. During his discourse, the whole audience
melted into tears, some from admiration of his
magnanimity, others softened by the expressions
of tenderness towards his son, and of love to his
people; and all were affected with the deepest
sorrow at losing a sovereign, who had distinguish-
ed Ihe Netherlands, his native country, with
particular marks of his regard and attachment.
A few weeks after this transaction, Charles, in an
assembly no less splendid, and with a ceremonial
equally pompous, resigned to his son the crowns
of Spain with all the territories depending o»
them, both in the Old and in the New World.
Of all these vast possession, he reserved nothing
for himself but an annual pension of a hundred
thousand crowns, to defray the charges of his
family, and to afford him a small sum for acts
of beneficence and charity.
The place ho had chosen for his retreat, was
the monastery of St. Justus, in the province of
Estremadura. It was seated in a vale of nogreaJ