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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have suited the conditioa of a private gentleman
of a moderate fortune. His table was neat, but
plain; his domestics few; his intercourse with
them familiar ; all the cumbersome and ceremo-
nious forms of attendance on his person were
entirely abolished. As the mildness of the cli-
mate, together with his deliverance from the
burdens and cares of government, procured him,
at first, a considerable remission from the acute
pains with which he had been long tormented,
he enjoyed, perhaps, more complete satisfaction
in this humble solitude, than all his grandeur
had ever yielded him.
Other amusements and other objects now occu-
pied him. Sometimes he cultivated the plants in
his garden with his own hands; sometimes he
rode 1) out to the neighbouring wood on a little
horse, the only one that he kept 2), attended by
a single servant on foot. When his infirmities
confined him to his apartment, which often hap-
pened, he either admitted a few gentlemen who
resided near the monastery to visit him, and en-
tertained them familiarly at his table; he em-
pléyed himself in studying mechanical principles
and in f#rming curi«us w«rks of mechanism, of
which he had always been remarkably f«nd. With
this view he had engaded Turrian», «ne «f the
m«st ingenious artists of the age, to accompany
him is his retreat. He laboured together with
him in framing mtdelsol the m«st useful machines,
as well as in making experiments with re-
gard t» their respective p*wers, and it was n#t
seldom that the ideas of the monarch assisted «r
perfected the inventisns of the artist. He relieved
his mind, at intervals, with slighter and
fantastic w«rks of mechanism, in fashioning pup-
pets, which, by the structure of internal springs,
mimicked the gestures and actions of men, t»^
the astonishment »f the ignorant monks, who, be-
holding movements which they could nét com-