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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secret expediton, was entreated by a general
to tell him, what his design was. The King, in-
stead of telling him, asked him, if he could keep
a secret. The general said , he could.*) • Well,
answered his majesty, and I can keep a secret
as well as you."
*) can.
12. Het te kleine huis.
In a visit 1) Queen Elisabeth paid to the fa-
mous Lord Chancellor Bacon, at a small country-
seat 2) he had built for himself, before his pre-
ferment, she asked him, how it came to pass,
that he made his house too small for him ? »It
is not I, Madam, answered he, who have made
my house too small for myself; but your Majejj^ty
has made me too big for my house."
1) en 2) men moet which hierbij denken.
13. Zeldsame verwachting.
One meeting his godson, asked him, where he
was going ? » To school, sir," says the boy.
• That's well done, says he, here is a sixpence
for thee, be a good boy, and I hope I shall
live to hear thee preach my funeral sermon."
14. De kaalkop.
A scholar, a bald man, and a barber, travelling
together, agreed each to watch four hours at
night, in turn, for the sake of security. The bar-
ber's lot came 1) first, who shaved the scholar's
head when asleep, then waked him, when his
turn came. The scholar scratching his head, and
feeling it bald, exclaimed: > You wretch of a
barber, you have waked the bald man instead of me."
1) to come.
15. De hoed in het hoofd.
A bishop was consumed with the desire of being
a cardinal. He envied the good health of his
treasurer, and said: ■ How do you manage to
be always well, while I am always ill?" The