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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Duellist. Oh, my honour, my honour, to what
infamy art thou fallen?
I) to bring. 2) to see. 3) to breed. 4) to take. 5) Plur.
<can brother. 5) to shoot. 7) to lend. 8) to think. 9)
to run. 10) in plaats tan will not. II) to do. 12) to
tell. 13) to keep. 14) in plaats van I will.
181. Twee hrieven van den Graaf Chester-
field aan sijnen soon Philip Stanhope,.
Bath, October the 19th, 0. S. 1748.
Dear Boy,
I will give you some rules for your conduct
in company : rules which my own experience and
observation enable me to lay down and communi-
cate to you, with some degree of confidence. —
I shall say nothing with regard to your bodily
carriage and address, but leave them to the care
of your dancing-master, and to your own atten-
tion to the best models: remember, however,
that they are of consequence.
Talk often, but never long: in that case, if
you do not please, at least you are sure not to
tire your hearers. Pay your own reckoning, but
do not treat the whole company; this being one
of the very few cases in which people do not
care to be treated, every one being fully con-
vinced that he has wherewithal to pay.
Tell stories very seldom, and absolutely never
but where they are very apt, and very short.^
Omit every circumstance that is not material, and
beware of digressions. To have frequent recourse
to narrative betrays great want of imagination.
Never hold any body by the button, or the
hand, in order to be heard out; for, if people
are not willing to hear you, you had much bet-
ter hold your tongue than them.
Most long talkers single out some unfortu-