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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preliend, sometimes distrusted their own senses,
and sometimes suspected Charles and Turriano of
being in compact with invisible powers. He was
pariicularly curious with regard to the construction
of clocks and watches, and having found, after
repeated trials, that he could not bring any two
of them to go exactly alike, he reflected, it is
said, with a mixture of surprise as well as regret,
on his own folly, in having bestowed so much
time and labour on the more vain attempt of
bringing mankind to a precise uniformity of sen-
timent concerning the profound and mysterious
doctrines of religion.
But in what manner soever Charles disposed of
the rest of his time, he constantly reserved a
considerable portion of it for religious exercises.
He regularly attended divine service in the cha-
pel of the monastery every morning and evening ;
he took 3) great pleasure in reading books of
devotion, aud conversed much with his confessor,
and the prior of the monastery, on pious subjects.
But about six months before his death, the
gout, after a longer intermission than usual, re-
turned with a proportional increase of violence.
His shattered constitution had not vigour enough
remaining to withstand such a shock. It enfee-
bled his mind as much as his body, and from
this period we hardly discern any traces of that
sound and masculine understanding, which distin-
guished Charles among his contemporaries. An
illiberal and timid superstition depressed his spirit.
He had no relish for amusements of any kind.
He endeavoured to conform, in his manner of
living, to all the rigour of monastic austerity.
He desired no other society than that of monks,
and was almost continually employed with them
in chanting the hymns of the missal. As an ex-
piation for his sins, he gave i) himself the dis-
cipline in secret with such severity, that the
whip of cords, which he employed as the in-